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1/17/2017 2:08 pm  #1

death of a 6th veteran

Orrie E. Gilbertson  age 92, Pelican Rapids,MN ordered to Final Posting in Heaven: 12/16/2016.
Entered Service Clay County,MN.

My Dad often and fondly spoke of his service in USMC, and Tsingtao, China. 
He had regrets he was not able to attend the Japanese Surrender; stating a last minute order to other duties.
During his time in Tsingtao my Dad met a family of Christian Missionaries from Germany, When they were unable or unwilling to return to Germany the family moved to New Paris,Ohio.  The families remained in contact and exchanged visits.
Nephews and Spouses of Nieces as pallbearers and a Cousin to play Taps.
Leaves four children and a spouse of 69 married years.
A photo slide show is posted on


2/09/2017 5:12 pm  #2

Re: death of a 6th veteran

I'm so sorry to learn about your father's passing.  It is so sad to see the numbers of World War II Marines dwindling, but we were lucky to have them as long as we did.  RIP


2/11/2017 10:43 pm  #3

Re: death of a 6th veteran

horseshoepitcher--Another one of our greatest generation Marines has gone to the Heaven Duty Station.
                              Each one of these WWII Marines had a story, similar but unique and always amazing. 


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