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JOHN CALVIN ULAM JR.

1ST. LT.

US ARMY

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Plaque : Wall 3, Row A, Col 7

BORN, ALBERTA CANADA, MOVED TO DAYS CREEK OREGON AS AN INFANT WHERE HE GREW UP ON THE FAMILY FARM AND WENT TO SCHOOL GRADES 1-12 THEN ENROLLED AT CHICO STATE UNIVERSITY.HE LEFT CHICO STATE UNIVERSITY TO ENLIST IN THE NATIONAL GUARD 16 SEPT. 1940 IN ROSEBURG, OREGON. HE SERVED IN THE NATIONAL GUARD AS A COMBAT INFANTRYMAN, SERVING IN TOURS OF DUTY IN NEW GUINEA, PHILIPPINES,AND OTHER UNNAMED FRONTS UNTIL JANUARY 1944 WHEN AT THE CONVENIENCE OF THE GOVERNMENT HE ACCEPTED A U.S. ARMY COMMISSION IN BRISBANE AUSTRALIA. HE CONTINUED SERVICE IN THE ASIATIC/PACIFIC THEATER UNTIL VICTORY IN WWII. HE WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED FROM ACTIVE DUTY 15 OCTOBER, 1945 WHILE AT CAMP BLANDING, FLORIDA. JOHN WAS A HUMBLE CHRISTIAN, A PATRIOT,A HUSBAND, A FATHER OF 4 CHILDREN, A HARD WORKER AND AN AMAZING HUNTER. IN SHORT, HE WAS DEDICATED IN ALL THAT LIFE PRESENTED HIM. HE WAS MARRIED TO TILLIE FOR 64 YEARS, RETIRED FROM ENGLE LOGGING AFTER 36 YEARS OF SERVICE, A LIFE MEMBER OF THE ROSEBURG EUGENE ELKS FOR 62 YEARS AND A MEMBER OF THE IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH IN SPRINGFIELD UNTIL HE PASSED AWAY. JOHN MADE AND LEFT THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE, WE MISS HIM DEEPLY.

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WORD WAR II PACIFIC