|Birth: ||Sep. 9, 1925|
|Death: ||Mar. 7, 1945|
Grandparents Charles A. Baucum 1867-1921
Hattie Spencer Baucum 1875-1955
Henry Clay Staton 1864-1947
Mary Germany Staton 1873-1964
Sister Polly Staton Barrack 1924-2000
Loses Life On Iwo Jima - Pvt. George N. Staton, Jr.
UNION APPEAL 1945
Pvt. George N. Staton, Jr., serving with the Fifth Marine Division, was reported missing in action in the Pacific, but on May 18th his parents received word that he had lost his life on March 7th, and had been buried in the Marine cemetery on Iwo Jima. Private Staton was born in Union and graduated from Union High School at the end of the first semester of 43-44; and went directly into the service of his country. After receiving a few months training in San Diego, he was shipped to the pacific where he saw action from the first day of the battle for Iwo Jima.
Note: All the Marines buried in the 5th Marine Cemetery on Iwo Jima were later removed and returned to their respective families. At right is a picture of George and two other Marines of his regiment, PFC Herschel Bryon Lewis of Bandera, Tx. and PFC Clayton L. Reynolds of Falconer, N.Y.. They also would lose their lives fighting on Iwo Jima.
"When you go home
Tell them for us and say
For your tomorrow
We gave our today"
Epitaph chiseled outside the American cemetery on Iwo Jima by an unknown Marine.
5th Marine Division, Company C 1st Battalion 27th Marine Regiment Browning Automatic rifleman WW2
PVT. Staton was killed at age 19 in the Battle
for Iwo Jima Two more of his cousins of Newton County Donald Baucum and James Kenneth Williams also fought on Iwo Jima and survived the battle.
A special thanks to Rachel, contributor #47663191 for sponsoring this memorial.
George Norfleet Staton (1892 - 1977)
Gussie Baucum Staton (1902 - 1991)
Frances Elizabeth Staton Barrick (1924 - 2000)*
George Norfleet Staton (1925 - 1945)
Created by: mebauc
Record added: Mar 03, 2010
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