Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II


Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Blair, Jackson County. Mrs. J. M. Ruling, Mother, Blair. Born September 23, 1918. Enlisted June 6, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Blair High School. Stationed in the Philippine Islands and was at Corregidor at the time of the surrender to the Japanese on May 6, 1942. Served with the 3rd Battalion, Fourth Marines. Died October 24, 1944, in line of duty in the East China Sea.

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