NAME
Robert Lee Liston
NICKNAME
MCSN
348283
HOME OF RECORD
119 Park Street, Santa Fe, NM
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Arzellia Backlund
alt. Martha Arzellia Backlund
DATE OF BIRTH
unknown
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
January 13, 1942
DATE OF LOSS
August 8, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Tanambogo
CASUALTY TYPE
KIA
UNIT
I/3/2nd Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Private Liston was participating in mopping up operations on Tanambogo, British Solomon Islands, when he was killed by shrapnel wounds in the spine.
Liston was reported buried in Grave #13 of the Gavutu Cemetery on 10 August; however, his remains were not identified after the war.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private
STATUS OF REMAINS
“Buried Grave 13, Gavutu Cemetery, Gavutu.”
Not Recovered
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

Biography:
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Articles and Records:

Liston’s burial as recorded in the August, 1942 muster roll for I/3/2. Of more than 52 Marines temporarily buried in the Gavutu cemetery, only Liston remains unidentified.

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