GLENWOOD A MALONE
SEAMAN 1ST CLASS
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Seaman 1st class Glen Malonee. Age 33, from Lamar, Colorado, entered the Navy on May 18, 1944, to serve in the South Pacific aboard the USS Tulsa, later named the USS Tacloban. Arriving at Milline, New Guinea aboard the troop ship USS G.J. Pope. Glen worked in the galley and was an ammunition bearer during conflict. Glen was proud of his military service and engaged the enemy as part of the 3rd fleet commanded by Admiral Bull Halsey at the battle for Leyte Gulf on Oct. 23rd 1944, (Pacific D Day); which is considered the largest naval battle in history, as well as the bombardment of the Luzon in Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, January 9th, 1945. In his diary he says of Leyte engagement, We Landed With Stiff Resistance, Our Ship Shot Down Four Planes. Lots of Suicide Dives (kamikaze) and Bombs Dropping All Around Us. He served aboard the USS Tulsa in New Guinea, Australia, Admiralty Islands, The Philippines, and Okinawa. He returned to the USA from Subic Bay in the Philippine Islands aboard the Liberty ship WIlliam Ellery arriving in San Francisco on December 9, 1945.
NAVY GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, NAVY ACHIEVMENT MEDAL, WWII VICTORY MEDAL
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