Hell Ship: Noto Maru


Martin, PFC Lawrence I.

PFC Lawrence Ira Martin was the son of Charles F. Martin and Lillie Westerfield-Martin and was born on February 7, 1922, in Mercer County, and was raised near Harrodsburg, Kentucky.

Lawrence was one of the original members of the 38th

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Maxwell, Sgt. Albert R.

Sgt. Albert Rowland Maxwell 
Born: 21 June 1921 – Colorado 
Parents: William Maxwell & Cordelia Lovato-Maxwell 
– lived with aunt and uncle 
Home: Casper, Wyoming 
Education: graduated high school 
– Golden Glove Boxing Champion 
Occupation: worked on the family’s ranch 

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Miller, Pvt. Merle L.

Pvt. Merle Lloyd Miller was born on August 7, 1919, in Hooker, Oklahoma, to John Miller and Living Sellars-Miller. With his two sisters and brother, he grew up and worked on the family’s farm in Hardesty Township, Texas County, Oklahoma.

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Moore, Pvt. Albert B.

Pvt. Albert B. Bland Moore was born on July 15, 1920, in Mackville, Kentucky, to Robert L. Moore & Gertrude A. Roberts-Moore. He was raised in Mercer County with his five brothers and three sisters and was known as “Bland”

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Morgan, Pvt. Ira C.

Pvt. Ira C. Morgan
Born: 22 March 1913 – Daingerfield, Texas
Parents: Rudolph W. Morgan and Lucy B. Galloupe-Morgan
Home: 1009 Poindexter, Fort Worth, Texas
– the family moved to Ft. Worth in 1928
Siblings: 3 brothers, 2 sisters

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Paras, Pvt. Theodore T.

Pvt. Theodore Temple Paras
Born: 10 March 1923 – San Francisco, California
Parents: Alexander Paras and Mary Temple-Paras
– appears his mother remarried
Siblings: 1 brother, 2 half-sisters, 1 half-brother
– parents divorced and older siblings stayed with father

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Parish, Sgt. Philip R.

Sgt. Philip R. Parish was born on May 2, 1909, in Ontario, Wisconsin, and was the son of Dora and Hollis Parish. He attended Billings Creek Elementary School, Ontario, Wisconsin, which was very close to the farm he grew up

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Pendleberry, S/Sgt. Dwight S.

S/Sgt. Dwight Searing Pendleberry 
Born: 5 July 1921 – Niles, Ohio 
Parents: Francis E. Pendleberry and Helen V. Garr-Pendleberry 
Siblings: 1 brother 
– In 1930, his family was living in Blawnox, Pennsylvania 
– U.S. Army 
– 24 August

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Peterson, S/Sgt. Robert E.

S/Sgt. Robert Edward Peterson was born on March 6, 1921, to John E. Peterson and Maribel I. Schwarz-Peterson in Chicago, Illinois. With his brother, Roy, and his sister, June, he was raised at 906 South Ninth Avenue in Maywood, Illinois,

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Richeson, Pvt. Forest E.

Pvt. Forest Elsworth Richeson was born on March 7, 1917, in Cambridge, Ohio, to Lewis V. Richeson and Libbie Lightfoot-Richeson. His father passed away when he was an infant. It is known he had three sisters. As a child, he

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Sadler, Pvt. Campbell K.

Pvt. Campbell King Sadler was born on August 26, 1916, in Garrard County, Kentucky, to James E. Sadler and Mattie Anderson-Sadler. He had three brothers and two sisters. Like many others of the time, he left school, after the eighth

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Secrist, Pvt. James C.

Pvt. James Campbell Secrist 
Born: 21 December 1918 – Avella, Pennsylvania 
Parents: Orville J. Secrist and Anna Melissa Kennerdall-Secrist 
Home: 710 Wertz Northwest – Canton, Ohio 
Occupation: worker – steel mill roller manufacturing company 
– U. S. Army 

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