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Elwood Franklin Mace

Private First Class, Marine Corps

Born: November 23, 1925
Hometown: Augusta County, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: March 15, 1945
Died In: Iwo Jima

Served with G Company, 3rd Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, 54th Marine Division. He was killed in an enemy cave from a shell wound to the head. His father and mom died before he was 10 years old. He lived with another family until he enlisted in the Marines.

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