Norton, Cpl. Robert D.

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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 the first year 
Occupation: manufactured doors and windows 
Selective Service Registration:
– no record of his registering
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 

 

 

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