Notes for Allison Claude Cooley (1925-2011) m Billie Dell Hogue
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From "Quarterly Bulletin of the Cooley Family Association of America," Volume VII, Number 3, April, 1946.
Enlisted in the Marines on March 30th, 1953 at San Francisco; went over-seas March 27th, 1944 as a radio-gunner in a dive-bombing squadron; saw action in the Bismark Archipelago campaign and the Philippine campaign; arrived back in the States on May 13th, 1945; was discharged on November 17th, 1945 at the Marine Barracks, Mare Island, California; received the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Air Medal with five gold stars for 44 missions.