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World War II

AUSTELLE, MAX EARNEST

Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. Mrs. Mable Agnes Eischejd, Mother, 715 East 17th St., Ada. Born September 8, 1920. Enlisted September, 1943. Attended Horace Mann School, Ada, and graduated Central High School, Oklahoma City, in 1937. Member St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Ada. Finished boot camp at Camp Pendleton, California, as Private, First Class, rating as expert rifleman and honor man of his platoon. Sailed for duty overseas in July, 1944, and was stationed in Hawaiian Islands. Served through Battle of Iwo Jima. Died March 26, 1945, in line of duty, during surprise attack by Japanese on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific.

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