NAME
Vernon Ennis Putnam
NICKNAME
MCSN
263395
HOME OF RECORD
Blountsville, AL
NEXT OF KIN
Father, Mr. Rufus L. Putnam
DATE OF BIRTH
June 1, 1916
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
January 17, 1938
DATE OF LOSS
April 24, 1942
REGION
Philippines
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Corregidor
CASUALTY TYPE
KIA
UNIT
D/1/4th Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Corporal Putnam was killed in action on Corregidor, 24 April 1942.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Corporal
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

Biography:
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Articles and Records:

Entries from the handwritten operations log of the 4th Marine Regiment, maintained by SSgt. Thomas R. Hicks.
Of the casualties listed for April 24, all but PFC Irving Holmes were members of D/1/4.
Myers, Morrill, and Greer were buried in the Station Cemetery at Fort Mills – Plot C, Row 5, Graves 7 through 9.
Meyer, Putnam, and Fain were listed as “missing in action.”

Photo Gallery:

In 1970, Pennington High School released a “Diamond Jubilee” annual. Vernon Putnam was among the alumni commemorated.

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