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Aiden Zirkle

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Aiden Zirkle

Subject

Zirkle, Aiden
World War, 1939-1945

Description

On April 13, 1945 Corporal Aiden Zirkle died on Okinawa. He was a member of Company E, Second Battalion, Seventh Regiment, First Marine Division. Reports indicate he succumbed to wounds obtained while leading his unit against an entrenched machine post and then refusing treatment. He was awarded the Silver Star.

Zirkle had been born in Mt. Jackson Virginia and graduated from Triplett High School. He had found employment in the Baltimore Plant of the Glenn-Martin Company until joining the Marines in 1941. His was married to Mary Peterson of Baltimore and was also survived by his parents of Mt. Jackson and two brothers, both of which were serving overseas.

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Shenandoah County Library

Date

1944
1942

Citation

“Aiden Zirkle,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed May 29, 2024, https://archives.countylib.org/items/show/5940.

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