A “Bit” of Looking Back – Marine Veteran Here On Extended Leave (Edgar Dare “Cotton” Monroe) ( April, 1947)


Marine Veteran Here On Extended Leave

From The Malakoff News
Friday, April 11, 1947

Edgar Dare Monroe, First-sergeant  U.S Marine Corps, arrived in the city Tuesday from his station in Washington, D. C. for an extended visit with his mother, Mrs. W. E. Shipman and family.

After a six-year period of military service, which began in March, 1941, when he enlisted in the service in Denver, Colorado, where he was serving in a CCC Camp, Sgt. Monroe received his discharge in Washington on March 25th, only to re-enlist for continued service.  He will return to Washington at the end of a 60-day leave.

Sgt.Monroe, during forty-seven months overseas, saw action at Dutch Harbor, Alaska in June, 1941; Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands, June, 1944; Tinian, in the Marianas, July, 1944; and Okinawa in April, 1945.  He is a rifle expert and at the time of his discharge was serving as an instructor in small arms in Washington. 

With his discharge, he received the Honorable Service Lapel and Discharge Buttons and a Certificate of Satisfactory Service.

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