Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II

CALLISON, BILLY R

Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Sand Springs, Tulsa County. Mrs. Pearl Callison, Mother, 449 West Maple St., Exeter, California. Born February 23, 1924. Enlisted September 15, 1941. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Unit Citation for service against the enemy in Guadalcanal. After Guadalcanal, stationed in New Zealand, and thence to Tarawa where he was wounded in combat. Died June 15, 1944, in action Saipan Island, Marianas Island, Central Pacific.

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