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Clarence James "Jim" Dishmon
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Birth: Jul. 28, 1919
Kings County
California, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 1944, Marshall Islands


Clarence J. Dishmon died in battle while the Marines were fighting for possession of the Marshall Islands. The Hanford youth signed up with the Marine Corps in August, 1940, and before going overseas trained at San Diego, California, and Hawthorne, Nevada. Dishmon was awarded the Navy Cross, the Purple Heart, the American Defense and Asiatic-Pacific ribbons, and the Victory Medal.

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Private First Class Clarence J. Dishmon (MCSN: 291935), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving with the Twenty-Second Marines (Reinforced), in action against enemy Japanese forces during the invasion of Parry Island, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, on 22 February 1944. Seeing one of his comrades lying wounded and helpless directly in the line of enemy fire, Private First Class Dishmon, fully realizing the extreme danger, courageously advanced toward the heavily fortified hostile position in order to provide covering fire for the removal of the injured Marine. Bravely attacking the Japanese with his automatic rifle as a rescuer carried his companion to safety, he, himself, was fatally shot by the enemy. Private First Class Dishmon's great personal valor and aggressive fighting spirit were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Family links: 
  Samuel L. Dishmon (1885 - 1930)
  Anna E. Leasure Dishmon (1892 - 1976)
  William "Ernest" Dishmon (1915 - 2003)*
  Mildred Jane Dishmon Kraft (1917 - 2000)*
  Clarence James Dishmon (1919 - 1944)
  Raymond Harold Dishmon (1921 - 1962)*
*Calculated relationship
Hanford Cemetery
Kings County
California, USA
Plot: Sec: Old Lot: 729 Sp: 3
Created by: JC
Record added: Apr 16, 2011
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Clarence James Jim Dishmon
Added by: JC
Clarence James Jim Dishmon
Added by: JC
Clarence James Jim Dishmon
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