Laney B. Broome

P. F. C. Laney B. Broome 658579 US. C. G. entered service 1943 served in many campaignes with the US. Coast Gaurd. During World War II he carried many men and supplies to the Phillipplines Island and many others. He kept the boilers in the engine room checked while in the pacific. His ship assisted in ridding the sea lanes of Jap subs threating invasion points of the Islands. He came safely through World War 11.

Then he re-enlisted in the US. Second Marine Corps in 1947. After serving 3 years was transfered to the First Marine Corps. Then he went aboard U. S. S.

Noble after first going to Kobe Japan and then he went to the Korean battle area. He volunteered to go on a mission he was wounded by a sniper and died on his way to the first aid station. His death came on Sept. 20th 1950 while performing his duty of bravery in Korea for his country. In regards to his heroism he has been recommended for an award of bravery in performing the duties of his country. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Broome, 418 Hill St. Monroe N. C.




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