Corp. William Joseph Salmon
William Salmon KIA in Palau Islands
Cpl. Salmon was a sniper-scout on the Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester and New Guinea campaigns.
He left Belleville High School in his junior year to join the CCC.
While overseas, he met his brother on Guadalcanal in December 1941. The brothers both enlisted one week after Pearl Harbor was attacked.
The Palue Islands in what is now the Republic of Palau, are in the westernmost cluster of the Caroline Islands, north of Australia and west of Micronesia.
Corporal William Joseph Salmon, U.S. Marine Corps
United States Marine Corps
Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: September 23, 1944
Buried at: Plot C Row 12 Grave 57
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Salmon, DeWitt Avenue, Belleville
American Battle Monuments Commission
Belleville Times, Oct. 26, 1944
World War II Honor List of
Dead and Missing,
A Place of Honor and Remembrance In the Home of the Brave
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