Belko, Max, 1stLt

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First Lieutenant
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0302-Infantry Officer
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1943-1944, 0302, 1st Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (1/4)/A Co
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1941 - 1944

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Last Address
Gary, Indiana

Casualty Date
Jul 21, 1944
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War II
Location of Interment
Calumet Park Cemetery - Merrillville, Indiana
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4th Marine Regiment
The 4th Marine Regiment was first activated in April 1914 as part of the Marine Corps' Advances Base Force. The regiment was deployed to the Dominican Republic the following year for a peacekeeping duty that lasted ten years. The 4th Marines were reassigned to San Diego in 1924. Two years later, the regiment was assigned to mail guard duty in the western United States. In early 1927, it sailed for Shanghai. Their principal mission: to protect American lives and property. Despite periodic outbreaks of internal disorder, most of the 4th Marines' 14-year tour in China was a relatively peaceful garrison duty. In late 1941, war loomed in the Far East. On November 28, the era of the China Marines ended, as the last of the regiment set sail for the Philippines.

They arrived on December 1 and were assigned to protect the naval station at Olongapo and nearby Mariveles. Seven days later, Japanese troops landed in Luzon and the 4th Marines were placed under U.S. Army control and subsequently assigned to defend the island fortress of Corregidor, which guards the entrance to Manila Bay. Over the next four months, the 4th Marines grew from a two-battalion regiment to one of five battalions, in the process becoming one of the oldest units in Marine Corps history. As defensive positions fell and units disintegrated, stragglers from the U.S. Army and Navy, as well as small Filipino units were assigned to it. Resistance on the Bataan Peninsula ended on April 9. This permitted Japanese artillery to concentrate on Corregidor. Landing craft began moving toward the island the evening of May 5. At noon the next day, Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, commander of U.S. Forces in the Philippines, surrendered. The 4th Marines burned their colors and -- temporarily -- ceased to exist.

The regiment was reborn in February 1944, when it was reconstituted in Guadalcanal from units of the 1st Marine Raider Regiment. The new 4th Marine Regiment seized Emirau Island in the Central Pacific. Then, as a part the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, it took part in the recapture of Guam. The brigade soon became the 6th Marine Division and with its other regiments, the 4th Marines landed on Okinawa on April 1, 1945. Following the Japanese surrender, the 4th Marines were detached and ordered to occupy the Japanese naval base at Yokusoko. Subsequently, as a part of the post-World War II drawdown, the regiment was inactivated.

In 1951, the 4th Marine Regiment was reactivated at Camp Pendleton, California. It sailed for Japan the following year with the rest of the 3rd Marine Division. When the division was reassigned to Okinawa in 1955, the 4th Marines moved to Kaneohe, Hawaii, where they stayed until the division was committed to Vietnam in 1965. In 1972, the regiment took up residence on Okinawa, its current home base. In 1990-91, the 4th Marines took part in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm as part of the III Marine Amphibious Force. Since then, 4th Marine Regiment has been involved in many joint exercises that have taken the regiment all across Asia and the Middle East.

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4th Marine Regiment

Batterton, Roy, Col, (1940-1966) 3 0302 Major
Hubbard, Jay W, BGen, (1940-1972) 3 0302 Captain
Flanery, Charles William, 1stLt, (1942-1945) 3 0302 First Lieutenant
Heiliger, Howard, SSgt, (1940-1946) 3 0311 Staff Sergeant
Marsh, Daniel Zaru, SSgt, (1941-1945) 3 0369 Staff Sergeant
Curtis, Louis N., MSgt, (1938-1968) 3 0311 Sergeant
Kaminsky, Albert G, PltSgt 3 0369 Platoon Sergeant
Bianconi, Louis J, CPL, (1942-1945) 3 0311 Corporal
Boswell, John, MSgt, (1937-1957) 3 0311 Corporal
Brolin, Eugene F, CPL, (1943-1945) 3 0311 Corporal
Dunham, Edward H., CPL, (1943-1945) 3 0311 Corporal
Habben, William George, CPL, (1944-1946) 3 0311 Corporal
Hunt, J. C., CPL, (1943-1945) 3 0341 Corporal
Oxendine, Jr., Willie, CPL, (1942-1946) 3 0369 Corporal
Chapel, Clarence, PFC, (1942-1945) 3 0300 Private 1st Class
Parkinson, Donald, PFC, (1941-1945) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Katchuck, Alexander, Pvt, (1940-1945) 3 0311 Private
Sleeper, LeRoy M., Pvt, (1944-1945) 3 0332 Private
Griffith, Samuel Blair, BGen, (1929-1956) 99 9906 Colonel
Shapley, Alan, LtGen, (1922-1962) 99 9906 Colonel
D'Angelo, Alessio, Sgt, (1941-1945) 521 Sergeant
Sciarra, Joseph, Sgt, (1940-1945) 521 Sergeant
Zeimet, Wilfred, MGySgt, (1940-1966) 18 1814 Platoon Sergeant
Arnoldy, Arthur Anton, CPL, (1938-1944) OF 521 Corporal
King, George Henry, CPL, (1943-1945) OF 642 Corporal
Liberato, Ralph Adam, CPL, (1940-1946) 521 Corporal
Brim, Fredrick James, CPL, (1942-1946) OF 766 Lance Corporal
Ahlgrim, Alvin Roy, PFC, (1943-1945) 521 Private 1st Class
Alberg, Wiley E, PFC, (1943-1945) 521 Private 1st Class
Bitsie, Wilsie H, PFC, (1942-1945) OF 642 Private 1st Class
Carlton, Richard N, PFC, (1942-1944) 521 Private 1st Class
Cody, Leslie, PFC, (1942-1945) OF 642 Private 1st Class
Crawford, Eugene Roanhorse Sr, PFC, (1942-1945) OF 642 Private 1st Class
Crosby, George L, PFC, (1942-1945) 521 Private 1st Class
Drennen, Homer, CWO3, (1940-1961) 1 0121 Private 1st Class
Malone, Max, PFC, (1944-1945) OF 642 Private 1st Class
Phemister, Edward E, PFC, (1942-1944) 521 Private 1st Class
Ray, Daniel Woodrow, PFC, (1940-1944) 35 3516 Private 1st Class
Ela, Wendell Phillips, PFC, (1942-1945) 521 Private 1st Class
Myers, Peter James, HM1, (1943-1945) HM-8404 Hospital Corpsman First Class Petty Officer
Puller, Samuel D., LtCol, (1934-1944) Lieutenant Colonel
Sparks, Raymond T., GySgt, (1933-1945) Gunnery Sergeant
Steele, Raymond, CWO3, (1930-1945) Technical Sergeant
Morris, Orland, CPL, (1940-1944) Corporal
Schultz, Edward, CPL, (1939-1944) Corporal
Williams, Maurice S, Sgt, (1926-1944) Corporal
Beane, Frederick Edward, PFC, (1943-1944) Private 1st Class
Caldwell, Sammy, PFC, (1941-1944) Private 1st Class
Denniss, Karl, Maj, (1942-1947) Private 1st Class
Fryar, William, PFC, (1938-1944) Private 1st Class
Joyner, Earl, PFC, (1940-1944) Private 1st Class
Kozuch, Stephen Thaddeus, PFC, (1940-1944) Private 1st Class
Price, Dillard, PFC, (1939-1944) Private 1st Class
Redmond, Russell Joseph, PFC, (1940-1943) Private 1st Class
Rigas, Peter T, PFC, (1940-1944) Private 1st Class
Seagraves, Raymond, PFC, (1941-1944) Private 1st Class
Skaggs, Owen, PFC, (1941-1944) Private 1st Class
Skidmore, George Mc, PFC, (1941-1944) Private 1st Class
Wood, Samuel Nelson, PFC, (1943-1945) Private 1st Class

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