Norton_R

 

Cpl. Robert David Norton


Born: 11 November 1921 - Maywood, Illinois

Parents: Henry F. Norton & Bertha W. Block-Norton

Siblings:  4 sisters, 4 brothers, 3 half-sisters, 3 half-brothers

Home:

    - 1701 South Sixth Avenue - Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - Garfield Grade School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1940

            - left after first year

Occupation: manufactured doors and windows

Enlisted:

    - United States Marine Corps

        - November 1941 - Ohio

Training: 

    - Paris Island, South Carolina

    - Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

    - Camp Pendleton, California

Serial Number: 330528

Unit: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division

    - activated - 14 August 1943

    - unit shipped out - 13 January 1944

Engagements:

    - Battle of Roi-Namur, Marshall Islands

        - Northern Landing Force - 31 January - 3 February 1944

    - Battle of Saipan, Marianas Islands - 15 June 1944 - 9 July 1944

    - Battle of Tinian - 24 July 1944 - 1 August 1944

    - Battle of Iwo Jima - 19 February 1945 - invasion

Missing in Action:

    - 19 February 1945

        - Declared Dead: 20 February 1946

Memorial:

    - Honolulu Memorial Courts of the Missing - National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific- Honolulu, Hawaii

Medals:

    - Purple Heart

    - Presidential Unit Citation


 

 

Return to Proviso War Dead