Roster: U.S.S. Marine Shark

192nd - HQ Co.

Merrifield, 2nd Lt. Jacques V.

2nd Lt. Jacques Vaughan Merrifield was born in Amboy, Illinois, to the Rev. Roy and Mrs. Jeanette Merrifield on March 26, 1918. He was known as “Jack” or “PK”- which stood for “Preacher’s Kid” – to his friends. Jack,

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17th Ordnance Company

Moffett, 1st Sgt. Gerald L.

1st Sgt. Gerald Lee Moffett was born on April 19, 1910, to Frank Moffett and Inez Moffett in Green County, Indiana. He resided at 707 South Franklin Street in Bloomfield, Indiana, with his two brothers and a sister. It is

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192nd - MD

Morgan, Pvt. Ira C.

Pvt. Ira Clifton 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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192nd - MD

Mosiman, 1st. Lt. William D., M. D.

1st. Lt. William Dillon Mosiman, M. D., was the son of Edna Dillon-Mosiman and Levi Mosiman. He was born on May 5, 1913, and had two sisters and a brother. His father was the postmaster of Morton, Illinois, where William

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194th - HQ Co.

Parker, PFC Ralph L.

PFC Ralph Lee Parker 
Born: 29 December 1919 – Saint Joseph, Missouri 
Parents: William A. Parker & Emma Mae Ferrell-Parker 
Siblings: 1 sister, 3 brothers 
Hometown: Washington Township, Buchanan County, Missouri 
Education: Benton High School – Saint Joseph, Missouri Enlisted:

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192nd - B Co.

Plodzien, Pvt. Edward F.

Pvt. Edward Francis Plodzien was born on September 24, 1918, in Chicago, Illinois, to Martin Plodzien and Agnes Zachara-Plodzien. With his two sisters, he grew up at 1320 West Julian Street in Chicago. He attended high school for one year

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192nd - MD

Poweleit, Capt. Alvin C., M. D.

Capt. Alvin Charles Poweleit, M. D. was born June 8, 1908, to August Poweleit and Caroline Yutze-Poweleit. His mother died and his father remarried. He had two sisters and one brother, a half-sister, and a half-brother. Alvin married, Loretta Catherine

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194th - A Co.

Kinler, PFC William N.

PFC William Nelson Kinler was born on June 17, 1912, in Pine River, Minnesota, to Robert Kinler and Jennie Mae Nelson-Kinler. With his nine sisters and three brothers, he grew up in Pine River and attended school there. In 1940,

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17th Ordnance Company

Kilgren, Cpl. Jack A.

Cpl. Jack Allen Kilgren
Born: 23 January 1918 – Sagola, Michigan
Parents: Peter Kilgren and Ethel LaCourt-Kilgren
– father died – mother married Ernest Fisher
Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother
Home: Sagola Township, Dickinson County, Michigan
Occupation: Northern Saw Mill

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192nd - D Co.

Humphrey, Pvt. Abner L. Jr.

Pvt. Abner Lee Humphrey Jr. was born on September 12, 1919, in Creamer, Texas, to Abner L. Humphrey Sr. and Repty Lee Beggs-Humphrey. He was known as “A.L.” to his family and friends. He grew up on the family farm

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192nd - HQ Co.

Hauser, PFC William A.

PFC William Anthony Hauser was born on December 3, 1920, in Chicago, Illinois, to Frank J. Hauser and Carrie Martern-Hauser and was the youngest of the couple’s five children. With his two sisters and two brothers, he was raised at

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192nd - A Co.

Hart, Pvt. Leonard M.

Pvt. Leonard Marvin Hart was born on July 13, 1915, in Gage, Oklahoma, to Thomas J. Hart and Nellie A. Taylor-Hart. He was raised in Otter Township, Harper County, Oklahoma, with his four sisters and four brothers. Leonard attended Luther

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