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Corp Edward J. Dombrowski
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Birth: Jun. 24, 1919
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 1945
Iwo Jima
Tokyo Metropolis, Japan

Military Rites
Funeral Services Tuesday for Marine Killed in Iwo Jima Fighting

GOSHEN - Military rites for Marine Corporal Edward J. Dombrowski of Pelletts Island, who died in the savage fighting on Iwo Jima three years ago, will be held in St. Joseph's Church, Florida, next Tuesday. The body was expected to arrive here from overseas, Monday. Solemn Requiem Mass will be celebrated at ten a.m., with interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Florida. On arrival in Goshen by motor vehicle, the remains will be taken to the Donovan Funeral Home where friends may call Monday evening. Military services will be in charge of Florida Legionnaires. Corporal Dombrowski, son of Mrs. Katherine Magolan Dombrowski of Pelletts Island and the late Joseph Dombroswki, was holder of the Purple Heart for wounds received in the Saipan invasion prior to his death at Iwo, March seventh, 1945. He had spent eighteen days in the bloody fighting that eventually led to capture of the Pacific island. Corporal Dombrowski enlisted in the Marine Corps, November tenth, 1942, after working at the Titeflex Manufacturing Company plant in Newark. He trained at Parris, Island, S.C., Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Camp Pendleton, Calif., before sailing overseas in January 1944. At the time of his death he was serving with Company C, Twenty-fourth Regiment, Fourth Division. A memorial Mass was held in St. Joseph's Church, Florida, April ninth, 1945. The corporal was born June twenty-fourth, 1919, in the Town of New Hampton. Besides his mother he leaves a sister, Mrs. M. Francis Rombousek, Goshen, and three brothers, Leonard, John and Walter Dombrowski, all Town of New Hampton. (Middletown Times Herald, Middletown, NY, Saturday, April 17, 1948, p. 1, Col. 5)

See also: Middletown Times Herald, Middletown, NY, Saturday, March 31, 1945, p. 1, Col. 7, Continued p. 9, Col. 5, "Cpl. Dombrowski Killed in Pacific, Pellets Island Marine Lost Life in Iwo Battle."

That article mentions: "A brother, Sergeant L. Joseph Dombrowski is in service in England with the Eighth Air Force." 
 
Inscription:
CPL. EDWARD J. U.S.M.C.
BORN JUNE 24, 1919
KILLED IN ACTION
MARCH 7, 1945
IWO JIMA
DOMBROWSKI
 
Burial:
Saint Josephs Cemetery
Florida
Orange County
New York, USA
 
Created by: mokennehan
Record added: Nov 18, 2012
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Corp Edward J. Dombrowski
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Corp Edward J. Dombrowski
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Corp Edward J. Dombrowski
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4th Marine Division.
- mokennehan
 Added: Nov. 18, 2012
 
 
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