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Truman Albert Pembroke
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1890
Death: Aug. 16, 1978

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Marine Veteran of WWI and WWII
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Truman enlisted in the Marine Corp in 1916 and served consecutively for 30 years retiring in 1946 as a Gunnery Sergeant (E7). At the time of his retirement, E7 was the highest enlisted rating until 1958 when the E8 and E9 rating came out. When WW2 broke out, Truman was among one of the first to ship out and was involved in numerous campaign battles in the pacific against the Japanese. He did not return to stateside until the end of World War II. He was a dedicated marine and our family is justly proud of his services to our country. It is interesting to note that he started out in the Calvary prior to mechanization of the Armed Forces. Prior to WW2, Truman shipped out many times to "hot spot" areas around the world where the presence of U.S. Military Force was needed. I know from several earlier conversations with Truman that he was one of the Marines that served in China in the 1920's.

Truman was born in Montague County, Texas, and passed away in Bell County, Texas. He had a full Military Funeral with the Marine Honor Guard participating. The Marine Lt. in charge of the Honor Guard asked me if I was aware of Truman's Military background, and specifically all of the combat that he had been involved in the Pacific. I said no, as Truman had become very religious in his later years and was reluctant to talk about his military service. The Lt. informed me that Truman had an outstanding record with numerous citations and medals. The Marine Honor Guard was extremely proud to have been "selected" to render the Final Military Honors to Truman Pembroke. Bio info submitted by Rod Morken
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 Parents:
  Albert W Pembroke (1850 - 1891)
  Susan Nancy Ivie Black (1870 - 1944)
 
 Spouse:
  Lucy Echo Bailey Pembroke (1907 - 1994)
 
 Siblings:
  Truman Albert Pembroke (1890 - 1978)
  W J Black (1897 - 1912)**
  Beulah Ethel Black Houghton (1901 - 1961)**
  James D Black (1904 - 1991)**
  Joseph Jefferson Black (1908 - 1981)**
  Marcus Woodrow Black (1914 - 1961)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cameron
Milam County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: BeNotForgot
Record added: Mar 25, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107290923
Truman Albert Pembroke
Added by: Rod Morken
 
Truman Albert Pembroke
Added by: Holly Bonorden Jentsch
 
 
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Rest in peace, Cousin Truman.
- Mary E. Warner
 Added: Sep. 15, 2015

- BeNotForgot
 Added: Apr. 25, 2013
 
 
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