John Raymond Harshbarger
|HOME OF RECORD
263 Madison Avenue, Wood River, IL
|NEXT OF KIN
Parents, Herbert & Vesta Harshbarger
|DATE OF BIRTH
|DATE OF ENLISTMENT
November 29, 1939
|DATE OF LOSS
May 8, 1942
|CAMPAIGN / AREA
|CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Corporal Harshbarger was a member of the Marine detachment aboard the carrier USS Lexington. His battle station was in 5-inch Gallery 2 (port side forward), on Gun #6.
During the Battle of the Coral Sea, at 1122 on 8 May 1942, a bomb exploded in his gun’s ammunition locker. The entire crew was killed or mortally wounded by the blast.
Corporal Harshbarger’s remains went down with his ship.
Letter of Commendation, Purple Heart
|LAST KNOWN RANK
|STATUS OF REMAINS
Lost at sea.
Oakwood Cemetery, Upper Alton, IL
Manila American Cemetery
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