U.S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949
USS LST 284 on commissioning 25 Nov 1943, date of sailing
25 Nov 1943, Muster Date:
Line 16, Kenton M Marble
Service Number: 283 05 77, Rank: PhM2c
Date of Enlistment: 4 Dec 1942 at Birmingham, Alabama
for the quarter ending 30 Sep 1944
Muster Date: 13 Apr 1944
for the quarter ending 30 Jun 1945
Rank: PhM1c, Muster Date: 25 Sep 1945, date of sailing from Tokohama, Japan to Unknown Destination.
Kenton Maurice Marble, the son of Duane Pierce Marble and Magdalena Knapp, was born on March 12, 1912 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio.
Kenton Maurice Marble served in the United States Navy from December 5, 1942 to October 10, 1945. He became a Hospital Apprentice Second Class on January 16, 1942 at the Hospital Corps School, Portsmouth, Virginia. In 1943, Kent was a Pharmacist 2-c (second class), at U.S. Naval H...
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Pharmacist 2-c (second class) Kenton "Kent Maurice Marble of the USS LST-284, Asiatic-Pacific theater, 1945
1942, wife, Mary Edna Bailey & Kenton Marble
1942; Hospital Apprentice Second Class Kenton "Kent" Maurice Marble at the Hospital Corps School, Portsmouth, Virginia.
1943, PHM2-c Kenton Maurice Marble, USNR, U. S. Naval Hospital, Bainbridge, Maryland
USS LST-284 on the beach at Okinawa http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/160284.htm
Pharmacist's Mate Kenton "Kent" Maurice Marble with Phillipinos, 1945
Asiatic-Pacific theatre, WWII
LST stands for Landing Ship Tank. A common nickname was Large Slow Target. With the ship's slow speed (12 knots max) and her valuable cargo of troops, tanks, and ammo, she was an attractive target for the Japanese planes. She had only one big gun.
USS LST-284 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in May and June 1945. She performed occupation duty in the Far East until early November 1945. LST-284 earned three battle stars for World War II service.
Source for the following Timeline: Earl Blair, Submitted by Ralph Gallagher USCG Ret. USS LST-284 http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/160284h1.htm
TIMELINE - 1945
The 284 was made ready for sea. After a successful full-power speed run in New York harbor, the 284 passed through the New York Narrows on 16 February 1945 and headed south for No...
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Kenton Maurice Marble's Footstone at Liberty Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Gordo, Pickens County, Alabama. PHM1 USNR, World War II