Barlow, George Lowerre, Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
600-Machine Gun Leader
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 600, G Co, 2nd Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (2/24)
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Sergeant

 
 

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Verbank
Last Address
Verbank

Casualty Date
Mar 01, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
n/a

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
24th Marine Regiment
  1943-1944, 605, Weapons Co, 2nd Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (2/24)
  1944-1945, 600, G Co, 2nd Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (2/24)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Roi-Namur Island
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Tinian (1944)
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Burial:
Verbank Cemetery,
8 N Clove Rd;
Verbank, NY 12585
   
Comments/Citation
"Perhaps I owe my life to Sgt. George L. Barlow, of Verbank, N.Y.," Snyder said in reference to an incident that took place while he was involved as a machine-gunner with Marine Corps G Company, Second Battalion, 24th Marines, Fourth Marine Division, at Iwo Jima. "Because of Sgt. Barlow's courage, I am here today, honored and humbled, to speak to you." It was on March 1, 1945, that Barlow fell on and covered a Japanese grenade to protect five members of Snyder's machine-gun squad. Barlow was killed while saving the lives of the others. "As many who served in the Armed Forces during various wars and skirmishes, George Barlow never received any recognition whatsoever for his heroism, for giving his life to protect his brother Marines," Snyder said. "In watching the profound pain and sorrow expressed by Gold Star mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers at these annual programs, I have become part of those grieving families for the past six decades." Snyder recalled that in 1995, 50 years after the death of Sgt. Barlow, he located Barlow's three surviving sisters. "Since that time, we have remained in touch with one another," Snyder said. That association, he said, emphasizes that the loss of any serviceman or servicewoman "becomes a very personal tragedy that cannot be accepted or forgotten."
   
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