Weldon Monroe Longbotham

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Marine Corps

HOMETOWN
Hermleigh, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A 1ST LIEUTENANT AND AS MACHINE GUN OFFICER OF COMPANY A, FIRST BATTALION, FIRST MARINES, FIRST MARINE DIVISION, IN ACTION AGAINST ENEMY JAPANESE FORCES DURING THE ASSAULT ON ENEMY-HELD PELELIU, PALAU ISLANDS, FROM 16 TO 18 SEPTEMBER 1944. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION AND THE PURPLE HEART.