|Birth: ||Jul. 30, 1920|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 25, 1945|
John served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
He resided at 440 Plymouth Avenue S., Rochester, Monroe County, New York prior to the war.
He "Died Of Wounds" received during action on Iwo Jima during the war and was awarded a Purple Heart.
Clinton Courier - April 15, 1948
Clinton business places will be closed on Friday afternoon from 3:30 to 4:30 and flags will fly at half-mast to mark the return of the body of PFC John C Young, 24, who was killed in action at Iwo Jima on February 25, 1945.
Meeting the train bearing the young soldier's body will be the members of the War Dead Committee, representatives of Helmuth-Ingalls Post, American Legion, Mayor Fred Goering and Supervisor Charles T. Baker. The remains will be taken directly to St. Mary's Cemetery, Clinton, where military rites will be conducted by the American Legion, and final absolution of the Roman Catholic Church will be pronounced by the Rev. Raymond P. Lawrence.
Private Young was born in Clinton on July 30, 1920. He attended the local schools, graduating from high school in the class of 1939, then attending Rochester Institute of Technology. He was a son of Mrs. Stephen W. Young and the late Mr. Young, Brimfield, Street.
Joining the United States Marine Corps on April 5, 1942, he went overseas with the Third Division of February 15, 1943.
He was a member of St. Mary's Church.
Survivors include his mother, and one sister, Mrs. William Hunt, Lakewood, Ohio, and several uncles and aunts.
( Above article & burial found by: Anne Cady )
Saint Marys Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Aug 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75188265
NARA records list his Next of Kin's Home of Record as Clinton, New York...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.|
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