PACIFIC: William Salmon KIA on Peleliu

William J. Salmon KIA in Palav Islands

(Oct. 26, 1944) -- Marine Corp. William J. Salmon, 21, of Dewitt Avenue, was killed in action Sept. 23, on Peleliu on Palau Islands in the South Pacific.

Cpl. Salmon was a sniper-scout on the Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester and New Guinea campaigns.

He left Belleville High School in his junior year to join the CCC.

While overseas, he met his brother on Guadalcanal in December 1941. The brothers both enlisted one week after Pearl Harbor was attacked.

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