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John Dury New
Birth: Aug. 12, 1924
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1944
Peleliu Island
Peleliu, Palau

World War II Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private First Class in the US Marine Corps in 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Peleliu Island, Palau Islands on September 25, 1944. He was KILLED IN ACTION. His citation reads in part "When a Japanese soldier emerged from a cave in a cliff directly below an observation post and suddenly hurled a grenade into the position from which two of our men were directing mortar fire against enemy emplacements, Pfc. New instantly perceived the dire peril to the other marines and, with utter disregard for his own safety, unhesitatingly flung himself upon the grenade and absorbed the full impact of the explosion, thus saving the lives of the two observers." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Mobile National Cemetery
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
Plot: Section 7-2147
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 30, 2003
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John Dury New
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John Dury New
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