Wortman-Lowe Enduring Freedom Detachment 1263

Once a Marine, always a Marine!

 

In Honor and Memory of:               

DWIGHT E. WORTMAN

Born December 26, 1925 in Rushville, Indiana. His father, Lawrence, was an Army veteran of World War I, and his mother, Louise, was a teacher in the Morristown schools.

After graduating from Morristown High School in 1944, Dwight entered the USMC on June 13, 1944. After his training at Parris Island and Camp Lejeune, he reported to Camp Pendleton and left for the Pacific the day before his 19th birthday.

He was stationed at Guadalcanal until the invasion of Okinawa, Ryukyu Island where he was killed by a mortar shell while in a fighting hole on April 14, 1945.


WARREN E. LOWE

Born March 29, 1920 in Hancock County, Indiana, the son of Warren and Mildred Lowe. Warren married Gwendolyn (Clegg) also of Morristown, Indiana. Gwen’s brother, Robert, was killed during World War II while serving in the USAF.

Warren enlisted in the USMC on September 9, 1944. After boot camp at Parris Island he left for Camp Pendleton and the Pacific theatre. He was severely wounded in action against the enemy at Okinawa, Ryukyu Island. He managed to get ashore unharmed, but was wounded while rescuing a less fortunate buddy.

After a long hospital stay, he rejoined his unit and participated in the ceremony at the surrender of the Japanese forces at Tsingtao, China on October 25, 1945.

Upon his return to Morristown he founded Soil Service, Inc., which he operated until his retirement. He passed away on November 2, 2003.


OUR MARINE CORPS FAMILY, BOTH FIGHTING AND FALLEN, SERVING OUR COUNTRY IN OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM

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