Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II


Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Ardmore, Carter County. Mr. and Mrs. B. Bardwell, Parents, Rt. 1, Ardmore. Born December 2, 1923. Enlisted December 12, 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Unit Citation for the battles of Saipan and Tinian. Though mortally wounded in action on Saipan Island, he called his comrades and explained the whereabouts and significance of the position he bad been covering. Died June 14, 1944, in action Saipan Island, Central Pacific.

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