Sgt Lester F. Marvin

Sgt Lester F. Marvin

Death 2 Sep 1944 (aged 25)
Burial Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa, USA
Plot Devotion
Memorial ID 14132464 · View Source
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S/Sgt. Lester F. Marvin


World War II

April 19, 1919 Sept. 2, 1944

Memorial Service For S. Sgt. Lester Marvin Nov. 13

A memorial service will be held at the Orchard church November 13, at 3 p.m., for Staff Sergeant Lester Francis Marvin, who gave his life for his country in France, September 2, 1944.

S. Sgt. Marvin, the oldest son of Walter L. and Pearl Emery Marvin, was born in Floyd County April 17, 1919. He spent his boyhood days in the community east of Orchard at the home of his parents. He attended the rural school nearby and was graduated from the Orchard High School with the class of 1938. As a young man he was employed by various neighbors in the community.

His marriage to Rita Corbesia took place January 21, 1942. The following week, on January 26, he was inducted into the armed forces. He received his infantry training at Camp Wolters, Texas, and at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He spent six weeks at Leesville, Louisiana, on maneuvers and was at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, for his last training.

Sergeant Marvin was sent overseas about the middle of October, 1943, first going to Ireland, then to England, and finally to France. He was wounded early in August while serving in France. After his recovery, he had been back at the front for only eight days when he was killed. This was September 3, and he had been overseas for more than 10 months.

Surviving are his wife; his parents, who now live near Colwell; four brothers, Pfc. Leslie Marvin, who is serving in the army in Germany; Dale, Keith and Robert, all at home; five sisters, Mrs. Ivan Crooks, Mrs. Don Crooks of Ionia, Mrs. George Crooks of Rudd, Mrs. Raymond Simpson, who is at home while her husband is serving in the South Pacific, and Phyllis, at home.

He is also survived by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Miller, at Elma; his grandmother Marvin at Alta Vista, and other relatives and friends. He was 25 years, 5 months, and 15 days of age at the time he lost his life.

[Mitchell County Press, Thursday, November 9, 1944]


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Gravesite Details See also: Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial memorial for S/Sgt. Lester Marvin.

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  • Created by: Steven Tynan
  • Added: 30 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14132464
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Lester F. Marvin (17 Apr 1919–2 Sep 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14132464, citing Sunnyside Memory Gardens, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Steven Tynan (contributor 46592713) .