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PFC John Henry Began
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Birth: Sep. 13, 1925
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1945, Japan

Private First Class (PFC), 25th Marines, 4th Marine Inf. Div., U.S. Marine Corps

Memorial 1946, Gold Star Heroes [and] Honor Roll, pub. for St. Charles Borromeo Church, Woburn, Mass., by the Archdiocese of Boston, p. 11:


John Began was born in Woburn on September 13, 1925. He attended St. Charles Grammar School and was graduated from Woburn High School. After his graduation and until his entrance into the service he was employed at the Atlantic Gelatin Company.

On May 24, 1944, John entered the Marine Corps. After his boot training at Parris Island he was sent into the dangerous Pacific Theatre of War. After having taken part in driving the Jap[anese] from the Island of Saipan, John was sent into the battle of Iwo Jima, and it was here that he died on March 18, 1945, as a result of bullet wounds. Among his awards are the Purple Heart and the Asiatic-Pacific Medal.

John is survived by his father, Timothy Began, by two brothers, Timothy and Charles, and by one sister, Ann. 
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Plot F, Grave 34
Created by: Leon Edmund Basile
Record added: Dec 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23566008
PFC John Henry Began
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PFC John Henry Began
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PFC John Henry Began
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