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First Name: Joseph

Last Name: McLaughlin

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: Carrollton, MO
Middle Name: E.

Date of Birth:

Date of Death: 02 March 1945

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
Joseph E. McLaughlin

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Joseph E. McLaughlin
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps

A 1946-dated letter from USMC HQ, addressed to his parents (Mr. & Mrs. John MCLaughlin of Carrollton, MO), states his remains are interred in Grave 4668, US Armed Forces Cemetery 1, Santa Barbara, Luzon, Philippine Islands. It adds positive ID was made through dental charts. The letter apologizes for the inability to furnish this information at an earlier date. Signed by Captain M.G. Craig, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps.

Top of letter states: Serial 841829 DGU-894-mls. Letter, along with photos and fuel ration booklet, was found at auction in Kansas City, Missouri.

Medals and Awards

Purple Heart
Air Medal with Award Numeral 2
Combat Action Ribbon
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon
World War II Victory Medal


According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the American Battle Monuments Commission, the final resting place for the remains of Sergeant Joseph E. McLaughlin is at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital, Philippines, in Plot L, Row 7, Grave 122.


Honoree ID: 151205   Created by: MHOH




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