Rene Gagnon


    wo Jima Flag Raiser

    Birth - 7 Mar 1925
    Manchester, New Hampshire
    Marriage - 7 Jul 1945  - Age: 20 years
    Pauline Georgette Harnois
    Baltimore, Maryland

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    Military Awards: WWII Victory Medal
    Military Awards: Presidential Unit Citation
    Iwo Jima
    Military Awards: American Campaign Service Medal
    Military Awards: China Service Medal
    Tsingtao, China
    Military Awards: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Service Medal
    1 Battle Star
    Military Awards: Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal

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    Arrived in Washington, DC
    7 Apr 1945
    Transferred to Company E, 2d Battalion, 28 Marines
    8 Apr 1944
    Inducted in the Marine Corps Reserve
    6 May 1943
    Finished tour with 7th War Loan Drive
    5 Jul 1945
    Landed on Iwo Jima
    19 Feb 1945
    Promoted to Corporal & discharged from the Marines
    27 Apr 1946
    Presidential Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal;
    Arrives with Marines, 80th Replacement Draft
    Tsingtao, China
    Arrives with Marines in China
    7 Nov 1945

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    Death - 12 Oct 1979  - Age: 55 years
    Manchester, New Hapshire
    Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC

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