Roads, David, PFC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
521-Other duty (PFC/Private)
Primary Unit
1943-1946, 521, 6th Marine Division
Service Years
1940 - 1946

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Nebraska
Nebraska
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Hong Kong, China

Date of Passing
May 22, 2008
 
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Upon his discharge on 1 May 1946 at Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA, David Roads returned to Denver, CO where he attended the University of Denver, graduating with a BA in Journalism. He was a Foreign Correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune and Far East editor of Encyclopedia Britannica. He was a member of the Sixth Marine Division Association, Veteran of Foreign Wars, and Past President and Founder of the Foreign Correspondent?s Club of Hong Kong, as well as editor and publisher of the first American business magazine in Hong Kong, Modern Asia, moderator of the television show, Meet the Press and CBS television news commentator. His stories and television reports have appeared on TV, magazine and newspapers worldwide. He had resided in Hong Kong for over 50 years and is survived by his wife, the former Philippine Beauty Queen and actress Pacita Francisco, whom he shared a life in marriage for over 46 years.
   
Other Comments:
I met Mr. Roads while stationed at the US Embassy in Hong Kong, China. He was an inspiring individual whose Espirit De Corps affected us all for the better. He was the true definition of a US Marine.
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
US Army6th Marine Division/29th Marine Regiment6th Marine Division
  1940-1943, 521, US Army
  1943-1946, 521, 1st Bn, 29th Marine Regiment (1/29)
  1943-1946, 521, 6th Marine Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Tinian (1944)
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
  1944-1944 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Ulithi Atoll
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Guam (1944)
  1945-1945 Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle for Okinawa
  1946-1949 Operation Beleaguer (China)
 Colleges Attended
University of Denver
  1946-1950, University of Denver
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