Boerman, Cpl. Robert T.

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Cpl. Robert T. Boerman 
Born: 17 September 1921 – Chicago, Illinois 
Parents: James K. Boerman and Elsie Benesh-Boerman
Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers
Home:
– 1605 South Sixth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois
Occupation: Ocean Accident & Casualty Company
Wife: Conita Stilson-Boerman
– 7660 Girard Avenue – La Jolla, California
Education:
– Roosevelt School, Maywood, Illinois
– Proviso Township High School
– Class of 1939
Occupation: The Ocean Accident & Guarantee Corporation Limited
Selective Service Registration: 16 February 1942
– Contact Person: James K. Boerman – father
Enlisted:
– 17 August 1942 – California
– U. S. Marine Corps
Serial Number: 439089
Training:
– Camp Pendleton, North Carolina
– San Clemente Island, California
Unit: 6th Marine Division
Engagements:
– Stationed on Guadalcanal
– 6th Marine Division formed 
– Battle of Eniwetok 
– 17 February 1944 – 23 February 1944 
– Battle of Guam
– 21 July 1944 – 8 August 1944
– Battle of Okinawa
– 1 April 1945
Killed in Action:
– 20 June 1945 – Okinawa, Japan
– refused to be evacuated to stay with his platoon
– died from wounds
Buried: Okinawa Cemetery
Reburied:
– 21 April 1949
– Rock Island National Cemetery – Rock Island, Illinois
– Section: E Site: 83
Medals:
– Purple Heart 
– Presidential Unit Citation 

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