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A. Dewey Hobson

Private First Class, Marine Corps

Born: June 4, 1924
Hometown: Buchanan County, VA
Casualty Date: June 17, 1944
Died In: Saipan, Mariana Island
Awards: Purple Heart

Private First Class Hobson served with Company B, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division.

Before the war, “A. D.” (Admiral Dewey) moved to California and lived with his in-laws and he was employed by North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, California.

After enlisting in the Marines, he trained at Marine Barracks, Hawthorne, Nevada and Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California.  Private First Class Hobson was killed in action on Saipan and buried at sea.  His name is etched on the Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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