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Lewis Kenneth Bausell
Birth: Apr. 17, 1924
Pulaski
Pulaski County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1944
Peleliu Island, Palau

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. He enlisted in the Marines Corps for a four year period after the Pearl Harbor attack December 7, 1941. Serving with the 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Corporal Bausell was at the Peleliu Island, Palau Group landing on September 15, 1944. Cpl. Bausell led the charge forward against a hostile pillbox which was covering a vital sector of the beach. He started firing his automatic rifle into the aperture while the remainder of his men closed in on the enemy. As a Japanese grenade was hurled into their midst, Cpl. Bausell threw himself on the weapon, taking the full explosion to save his men. Evacuated to a hospital ship, Corporal Bausell died of his wounds three days later and was buried at sea. He is the only enlisted Marine from the Nation's capital, Washington, D.C. to receive the Medal of Honor in World War II. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial *
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital, Philippines
Plot: Buried at Sea; name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing.
*Cenotaph [?]
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Aug 01, 2003
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Lewis Kenneth Bausell
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Lewis Kenneth Bausell
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Lewis Kenneth Bausell
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- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Apr. 17, 2014
Thank you from a grateful American. May you rest in peace.
- A Marine's Daughter & Army Mom
 Added: Apr. 17, 2014
Happy 90th Birthday
- David Wend
 Added: Apr. 17, 2014
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