Jerry Lee Oliver, Jr.
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Jerry Lee  Oliver, Jr.

 

Jerry Lee Oliver, Jr. United States Navy 1944

NAVY RECORD

JERRY LEE OLIVER, JR.

Sworn into NAVY RESERVE 3-27/1944---DALLAS, TEXAS

SERVICE NUMBER----938-83-26

Basic Training-----U.S. Naval Training Center----SAN DIEGO, CA

Medical Training----U.S. Naval Hospital---San Diego, CA

Served Duty

SAN LEANDRO NAVY HOSPITAL---SAN LEANDRO, CA.
U.S. NAVY HOSPITAL----#128, HAWAII.
U.S. NAVY SHIP L.S.T. 929 H.
A MEDICAL CO. 4TH MARINES, YOKOUSKI, JAPAN

I was a member of a Causality Evacuation Team of some 20 Hospital Corpsmen and 5 Doctors who served aboard L.S.T. 929 H.  Our duty was to pickup the wounded, treat them as best we could, and deliver them to other ships with better equipment. We saw duty at the invasion of IWO JIMA---2/19/45 TO 2/29/1945, we were in the P.I. several times.  We served at OKINAWA---4/1/1945 TO 7/28/1945.  We were at sea when the atomic bomb was dropped.  We were at sea when Peace was signed 9/2/45.  L.S.T. 929 H arrived in Japan 9/15/1945 with Troops and supplies for the occupation.  I was transferred to the A-MEDICAL COMPANY of the 4th Marines and served in YOKOUSKI, JAPAN until 12/17/1945.  I returned on a Navy Carrier to LOS ANGELES, CA.  I was discharged from the Navy in NORMAN, OK. 1/27/1946.  I served 22 months, of which 11 were at sea, 4 in Japan.  Never received a leave.  I was really glad to be home to be with a good wife and a four-year-old daughter, who were waiting for my return.

My service record:
WORLD WAR II VICTORY MEDAL
AMERICAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL
ASIATIC-PACIFIC CAMPAIGN MEDAL (2 STARS)
PHILIPPINE LIBERTATION CAMPAIGN RIBBON

Biographical Sketch:
Jerry Lee Oliver, Jr. is the son of Rev. and Mrs. Jerry Lee Oliver, who served as Pastor of Haynie Memorial Methodist Church of Rice, Texas beginning in 1935.  Jerry (Jake) attended Rice High School.  He married Miss Marjorie Hodge, daughter of William Franklin and Era Myrtle Bell Hodge of Rice, Texas on December 10, 1939.  Serving in the United States Navy during World War II from 1944-1946 in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, he had many interesting experiences.  After his retirement from the pharmaceutical field, he now enjoys life in Granbury, Texas.

Notes:

  • Shared by Jerry (Jake) Lee Oliver, Jr.

  • Submitted by Jane Bell Smith, Feb 15, 2007


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