Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II

CAMP, LEWIS JEAN

Sergeant Major, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Poteau, Le Flore County. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Camp, Parents, Poteau. Born September 22, 1915. Enlisted May 28, 1934. Awarded Marksmen, Rifleman, and Good Conduct medals. Graduated Poteau High Schoo11934. Served in sea duty on U. S. S. Cabot. Wounded November 24, 1944, in action commanding his gun crew when the Cabot was bombed by Japanese suicide plane. Died November 25, 1944, of wounds and buried at sea with full honors in the South Pacific.

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