J. R. Strain

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Marine Corps

HOMETOWN
Floydada, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A GUNNERY SERGEANT AND AS AN ASSISTANT RIFLE PLATOON LEADER OF COMPANY I, THIRD BATTALION, TWENTY-FIRST MARINES, THIRD MARINE DIVISION, IN ACTION AGAINST ENEMY JAPANESE FORCES AT GUAM, MARIANA ISLANDS IN AUGUST 1944. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION AND THE PURPLE HEART.