Jon Stevens
Re: Cemetery 33, Row D found by History Flight
Fri Jun 28, 2019 08:32
209.147.96.31

http://www.tarawaontheweb.org/stambaugh.htm



STAMBAUGH, Jack R., 330350

Awarded the Navy Cross for action at Tarawa

Bowie, Texas; rifleman, Co. B, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines

For extraordinary heroism, self-sacrifice, and devotion to duty while repulsing an enemy counterattack at night and giving his life gallantly for a comrade. He observed four enemy attacking a wounded and isolated Marine. On his own initiative and without regard for his own safety, he went to the aid of his comrade and killed all four enemy with his rifle and bayonet, suffering a sword wound which caused his death before aid could reach him.

  • Re: Cemetery 33, Row D found by History FlightGeorge E Proulx, Thu Jun 27 13:57
    Most almost surely killed during the night final charge of the Japanese garrison. Thanks for posting.
    • Re: Cemetery 33, Row D found by History Flight — Jon Stevens, Fri Jun 28 08:32
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