Magnesen, PFC Robert B.

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PFC Robert Berger Magnesen 
Born:29 November 1919 – Maywood, Illinois 
Parents: Berger Magnesen & Harriet Bauman-Magnesen 
Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother 
Home: 
– 812 South Sixth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois 
Education: 
– Emerson School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Graduation Class: 1937 
Occupation: Campbell Soup Company – Chicago, Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 1 July 1941
Contact Person: Berger Magnesen – father
Residence: 117 South Nineteenth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois
Inducted: 
– U.S. Army 
– 18 October 1941 
Serial Number: 36302966 
Training: 
– Camp Walters, Mineral Wells, Texas 
Unit: 165 Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division 
Engagements: 
– Battle of Makin 
– Battle of Saipan – 15 June 1944 
– U.S. Marines made initial landing and took heavy casualties
– 17 June 1944 – 169th was the first Army unit to land after being held in reserve
– regiment captured Aslito Airfield
– 23 June 1944 – the regiment was redeployed to clear out the “Purple Heart Ridge”
– wounded
Died of Wounds: 
– 26 June 1944 
Buried:
– Saipan 
Reburied: 
– 15 June 1948 
– Chapel Hill Gardens West – Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 
– Section: Garden of Devotion Grave: 32-D 
Medals: Purple Heart 

 

 

Magnesen Grave

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