Claude L. Godwin, Jr.

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NAME:
Claude Lorton Godwin, Jr.
NICKNAME:
SERVICE NUMBER:
546865
HOME OF RECORD:
Austin, TX
NEXT OF KIN:
Parents, Claude Sr. & Lora Godwin
DATE OF BIRTH:
6/9/1926
SERVICE DATES:
8/25/1943 – 3/1/1945
DATE OF DEATH:
3/1/1945
CAMPAIGN UNIT MOS RATE RESULT
Saipan A/1/24 745 Private MIA*
Tinian A/1/24 745 Private
Iwo Jima A/1/24 607 PFC KIA
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS:
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK:
Private First Class

* Private Godwin is listed as MIA from 1-14 July, 1944. No reason is given for his absence, or his subsequent return to duty.

Biography coming soon.

A clerical snafu resulted in Godwin’s mother receiving the wrong date of death for her son. To correct the record, sworn statements were taken from a surviving officer, Lt. Marshall Salvaggio, and platoon sergeant Leo Mann.