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Interview with Gerald Marsh, January 23, 2001
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January 23, 2001
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Gerald Marsh was born on December 19, 1920. He was drafted into the US Navy on December 11, 1943 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He attended boot camp at Newport, Rhode Island and Basic Engineering School in Boston, Massachusetts. He later became a qualified Diesel Mechanic serving on the USS John D. Ford and USS PC 1139. He saw military action at the Island of Kwajalein, Okinawa, and Iwo Jima. His other combat campaigns included Pearl Harbor, Tarawa, and the Admiralty Islands (Truk Island). Marsh was discharged from the US Navy at Bainbridge, Maryland.
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