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William J. Herschkel U.S. Marine Corps WWII
William J. Herschkel U.S. Marine Corps WWII


 
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Date of Birth: 10/25/1921
Died On: unknown
Street Address: 200 North Street
Service Number: 451620
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps - Company "E", Second Battalion, Third Marines, Third Marine Division

Veteran Code: USMC-25


BIOGRAPHY Extended Information
 
William J. Herschkel was born 10/25/1921 in New York. In Rye his family lived at 200 North Street and were members of the Church of the Resurrection. William enlisted and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

Name: William Joseph Herschkel Race: White Age: 20 Birth Date: 25 Oct 1921 Birth Place: Yonkers, NY. Residence Place: Rye, Westc., New York Registration Date: 14 Feb 1942 Registration Place: Mamaroneck, New York, USA Employer: Unemployed Weight: 130 Complexion: Light Eye Color: Blue Hair Color: Brown Height: 5''-5" Next of Kin: John Gawan

Corporal wounded in action.

Marine Pfc. Wm. Herschkel at Infantry School in California

CAMP PENDLETON, Oceanside, Calif. — Marine Pfc. William Joseph Herschkel, l \ S. M. C, of 200 North Street, Rye, has been assigned to the elite Infantry School Battalion of the Training Command here . This school, only recently organized, is regarded by military experts as the crack outfit of the Marine Corps. It is unique among all armed services schools in that every member of its staff has had combat experience in the jungle-clad islands of the South Pacific. The school will train officers and enlisted men in an intensive eight weeks' course, and graduates will be assigned as instructor’s leaders and supervisory personnel for recruit depots and replacement units. Pfc. Herschkel attended Rye High School. He was employed by Port Chester Electrical Construction Co. before enlisting in the Marine Corps September 16, 1942, at New York City. During his oversea s service he saw action on Guadalcanal and Bougainville Islands before coming to Camp Pendleton. Friday, September 8, 1944
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