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Corp Mason Opel "Slim" Yarbrough
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1921
Death: Aug. 17, 1942
Gilbert Islands, Kiribati

Mason Opal "Slim" Yarbrough was a Marine Ranger in World War II. He died on August 17, 1942, one day after his 21st birthday. Gung Ho, a movie account of the war in the Pacific, shows a scene "depicting" members of Carlson's Raiders celebrating Mason's birthday aboard a submarine in the Makin Islands just before they prepared to go to shore for combat. Mason's remains were identified and returned to his home in Sikeston, Missouri on December of 2000, 58 years after he was killed in action. (bio by: Tim Crutchfield) 
 
Burial:
Memorial Park Cemetery
Sikeston
Scott County
Missouri, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 28, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 19825
Corp Mason Opel Slim Yarbrough
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Corp Mason Opel Slim Yarbrough
Added by: Tim Crutchfield
 
Corp Mason Opel Slim Yarbrough
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NARA records list this marines Home of Record as Sikeston, Missouri...Killed In Action...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
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