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George Cordier - World War II

George Cordier is a Marine veteran of the Pacific theater in WW II. George started the war as a signal corps wireman in the 3rd Joint Assault Signal Company. The unit went to Guadalcanal for training, then participated in the invasion of Guam as part of the 3rd Marine Division. George describes his duties in combat as a wireman, and his injury after only a couple of days of service on Guam.

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Dorothy Cordier

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Dorothy & George Cordier wedding photo-Sep 24, 1941.

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George Cordier at Marine boot camp.

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George with his son Richard following Marine boot camp.

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George & Dorothy and son Richard following boot camp.

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George & Dorothy at Camp Lejeune, NC.

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George Cordier's photo taken after Marine basic training.

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George and his commo (communication squad) buddies taken at Guadalcanal. George is in the front row, third from left.

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George awaits being awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained at Guam.

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George wearing his Purple Heart.

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George, circa 1955, with a streetcar he drove in West Hollywood.

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George next to his bus in Canton, Ohio in 1941.

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Canton, Ohio

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George, circa 2005, with memorabilia from his days as a Marine.

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