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 Robert C. Hairhoger

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Robert C. Hairhoger

  • Birth 17 Apr 1923 Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 10 Mar 1945 Iwo Jima, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
  • Burial New Beaver, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 43291784

PFC 2nd BN 26th Marines 5th Marine Div. WWII

New Castle News 6 April 1945 p16

PFC R.C. Hairhoger Killed in Pacific -
Wampum Marine Meets Death In Action On Iwo Jima, Sad Messsage States

Pfc Robert C. Hairhoger, 21 years of age, the youngest of two brothers in service, was killed in action on March 10 at Iwo Jima, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hairhoger of Wampum, through a telegram from the war department.

Graduating from the Ellwood City high school in January 1942, he was employed by the National Tube company in Ellwood City prior to entering the marine corps on November 11, 1943. He trained at Parris Island, S.C. and Camp Pendelton, Calif., before going to the South Pacific in the summer of 1944. The last letter received by the family was dated February 14.

Pfc Hairhogger was a member of the Bell Memorial Presbyterian church in Ellwood City.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his brother in the service, Petty Officer 2-c James Hairhogger of the naval air corps, stationed in South America, and another brother Donald and a sister Margaret at home.


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  • Created by: ctwardo
  • Added: 19 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43291784
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert C. Hairhoger (17 Apr 1923–10 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43291784, citing Clinton Cemetery, New Beaver, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by ctwardo (contributor 47093149) .