Marsh George L. 6186531 US Navy U.S.S. LCI 32 killed in action January 26, 1944 – LaPlata Missouri
Radioman Second Class, George L. Marsh 6186531
Radioman Second Class, George L. Marsh, 6186531 entered the Navy September, 1942 in Denver, Colorado. He received his basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station at Chicago, Illinois. His radio instructions were given at Bedford, Pennsylvania, Norfolk, Virginia and New York, New York respectively. He was with the Amphibious Forces in Bizerte, North Africa and saw service in the Mediterranean Theater. He was killed in action January 26, 1944 aboard his ship, the U.S.S. LCI 32, which was sunk by enemy action during operations at the Anzio Beachhead. Burial was made at sea, and services were held later for him and his shipmates at a beautiful little stone chapel in Bizerte, with Ivan C. Ellis, Chaplin. U.S.N.R. officiating. George was the brother of W. T. Marsh of LaPlata, Missouri. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign, Navy Expeditionary Medal.