Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II

COLSTON, BILLIE EDWIN

Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Marietta, Love County. Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Colston, Parents, Marietta. Born June 27, 1923. Enlisted May 26, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Citation. Attended Love County public schools and graduated from the 8th grade in 1939. Served aboard the U. S. S. Crescent City. Reported missing in action in September, 1944. Died September 16, 1945 (official date) in action on Peleliu, Palau Islands, Central Pacific.

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