Pvt George H. Andreason

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Pvt George H. Andreason

Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 12 Mar 1945 (aged 22)
Iwo Jima, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot Sec 18, Lot 363, Grave 2S
Memorial ID 94484417 · View Source
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PLACE OF DEATH: Iwo Jima, Japan

Private George Harold Andreason, USMC, of Cleveland, Ohio, was killed in action at Iwo Jima, Japan on 12 Mar 1945.

PVT Andreason was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart medal. The medal, long missing, was recently discovered in Oregon and it was returned to his son in a ceremony organized by the group Purple Hearts Reunited.

PVT Andreason entered military service in March 1944 and he served until his death one year later at Iwo Jima.

Iwo Jima was of tactical importance to both the Japanese and to the Americans. It proved difficult to take from the Japanese and frequently the Americans were only able to advance a few hundred yeards per day, but they persevered and were victorious in their effort. By March 16th the Americans had secured the island. The human toll was heavy, with close to 7,000 Marines killed and over 18,000 wounded. One of those casualties was PVT Andreason.

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Andreason, Pvt. George H.
Date: Dec 22 1948
Source: Plain Dealer; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #002.
Notes: Andreason, Pvt. George H., beloved father of Harold G.; son of Martin and May; brother of Hazel; at Iwo Jima March 12, 1945. Friends may call at residence, 1729 E. 37th St. Services at residence Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m.

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  • Created by: Mamaquilts
  • Added: 30 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 94484417
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt George H. Andreason (5 Apr 1922–12 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94484417, citing Harvard Grove Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Mamaquilts (contributor 47164329) .