Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II

ABBE, RUFUS L

Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Walters, Cotton County. A. L. Abbe, Father, Rt. 4, Walters. Born May 24, 1923. Enlisted June 7, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Recommended for other posthumous awards after the war. Sailed for duty overseas January, 1942. Served in combat on Guadalcanal; stationed in New Zealand; served in combat, Battle of Tarawa where a bullet penetrated his helmet taking a lock of his hair; stationed in Hawaii; served in combat Battle of Saipan where he was wounded. Died June 30, 1944, of wounds, Saipan Island, Central Pacific.

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