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Holmes, John

John Holmes
Marines
West Yaphank


John Holmes was born on Feb. 14, 1919. He was the son of Richard and Gertrude Holmes. Before entering the service he was working as a truck driver at Still’s Poultry Farm in Selden. He attended school at West Yaphank for 8 years and later attended Port Jefferson High School. Holmes entered the Marines in Jan, 1945. As a private he spent 3 months with Squad 51 at Camp Lejeune. As a Corporal he served for 6 months in Corpus Christi, Texas. Rising to the rank of Sgt. He served for 15 months at Cherry Point. Holmes was sent to school to study radar in College of the Ozarks in Arkansas and in Chicago. 

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