Courtesy of David Schember's Fine Website:
Maurice F. Dionne was born on 30 December 1925 and he graduated from North High School in January 1944. He resided at 335 E Glenwood Avenue, Akron, Ohio.
He served as a Private First Class in the United States Marine Corps, 5th Marine Division. Private Dionne died of wounds on 11 March 1945 on the island Iwo Jima after stepping on a land mine.
He had entered the military service immediately after graduation.
His remains were returned from the Pacific Theater in March 1948 on board the transport ship Walter W. Schwenk. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery Washington, D.C.
Private Dionne was only nineteen years old at the time of his death.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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