John S. Lissner

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Marine Corps

HOMETOWN
San Antonio, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A CORPORAL AND AS A DEMOLITIONS SQUAD LEADER OF THE THIRD BATTALION, TWENTY-EIGHTH MARINES, FIFTH MARINE DIVISION, IN ACTION AGAINST ENEMY JAPANESE FORCES DURING THE ASSAULT ON IWO JIMA, VOLCANO ISLANDS IN MARCH 1945. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION AND THE PURPLE HEART.