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Justus Thomas Strother

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Marine Corps

HOMETOWN
Paoli, IN

HONORED BY
Bertha Strother Baker Dobbins, Sister
ACTIVITY DURING WWII
ENLISTED ON JUNE 18, 1943 AT LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY. RECRUIT TRAINING AT RECRUIT DEPOT, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. ADVANCE TRAINING AT CAMP JOSEPH H. PENDLETON, OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA WITH THE HEADQUARTERS AND SERVICE COMPANY ENGINEER BATTALION, 29TH MARINE DIVISION. SERVED WITH THE SIXTH ENGINEER BATTALION, COMPANY C, SIXTH MARINE DIVISION 'THE STRIKING SIXTH'. ONLY MARINE DIVISION NEVER TO SERVE WITHIN THE UNITED STATES. DISCHARGED AT CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA, APRIL 1946 AS A CORPORAL. AWARDS INCLUDE PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION FOR EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM IN ACTION ON OKINAWA, NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION, AMERICAN DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, ASIATIC-PACIFIC CAMPAIGN MEDAL, WWII VICTORY MEDAL, NAVY OCCUPATION SERVICE MEDAL WITH ASIA CLASP AND CHINA SERVICE MEDAL.