Verner Eugene Austin

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Marine Corps

HOMETOWN
Terrell, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A CAPTAIN AND AS THE LEADER OF A 37-MM GUN PLATOON OF WEAPONS COMPANY, FIRST BATTALION, EIGHTH MARINES, SECOND MARINE DIVISION, DURING ACTION AGAINST ENEMY JAPANESE FORCES ON SAIPAN, MARIANAS ISLANDS DURING 1944. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR MEDAL FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION AND THE PURPLE HEART.