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PFC Dale George Maassen
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1921
Avoca
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1943
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

Dale was the son of Julieus and Sena Maassen from Avoca Iowa.

*MAASSEN, DALE G. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Dale G. Maassen (457309), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company Q, FOURTH Marine Raider Battalion, in the early part of the engagement at Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, on 20 July 1943. Severely wounded a moment after taking over a machine gun when a member of his squad was fatally injured, Private First Class Maassen stayed at his post knowing that the continued operation of his weapon was essential to the movement of his company. Private Maassen died of the wounds he had ignored in order to deliver well-aimed fire when it was needed most. The outstanding heroism and skill displayed by Private First Class Maassen on this occasion reflect highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Headquarters: U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 529 (December 26, 1943)
Home Town: Avoca, Iowa

Dales brothers and sisters:
Orpha Berniece Maassen 1910 - 1990
Howard Adolph Maassen 1913 - 1986
Gerald Julieus Maassen 1914 - 1993
Walter Donald Maassen 1916 - 1995
Ralph Allen Maassen 1919 - 1994
Curtis Ivan Maassen 1924 - 1985
John Oliver Maassen 1926 - 2008 
 
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 Parents:
  Julieus Gustav Maassen (1887 - 1960)
  Sena Katherine Andersen Maassen (1889 - 1967)
 
 Siblings:
  Howard Adolph Maassen (1912 - 1986)*
  Francis Elmer Maassen (1919 - 2012)*
  Dale George Maassen (1921 - 1943)
  Dale George Maassen (1921 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Macedonia Cemetery
Macedonia
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 09, 2012
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PFC Dale George Maassen
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