John Marshall

Mine Explosion Kills Marshall
War Department Notifies Soldier's Wife
Of Accident in Italy

(Aug. 9, 1945) -- John Marshall, 33, was killed in Italy when stored mines exploded on July 8.

Marshall was attached to the Headquarters station of the 92nd Infantry Div. when the mines stored in an adjacent building exploded.

Marshall was in the Army two years, and went overseas in October.

He was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge in February for outstanding performance of duty in action against the enemy.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Marshall of Ralph Street. He is survived by his wife Mary, also of Ralph Street.

New VFW Post Honors Two Belleville Negroes

Vet Organization Names Post
After John Marshall and Alvin Brown, 
Both Killed In Italy During WW2

(Nov. 7, 1945) -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars commemorated the Brown-Marshall VFW Post at 82 Broad Street, Bloomfield in honor of John Marshall and Alvin Brown.

John Marshall was killed in action in Italy while serving with the 371st Infantry of the 92nd Division in July.

Alvin Brown was killed in action while serving with the same outfit in April 1945. He had previously served six years in the National Guard before entering the Army.


The Belleville Times, Aug. 9, Nov. 7, 1945

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