James Edward “Jim”Barlow was killed in action and was initially buried at Okinawa 6th Marine Division, Cemetery No. 1 Ryukyu Retto. He was a “Mustang” (Enlisted to Officer).*
22nd Regiment, 6th Marine Division, 1st Battalion
Wife: Mrs. Juliet H. Barlow, Oak Ridge, TN.
*The original definition of mustang was a military officer who had earned a battlefield commission; they were especially prevalent during World War II and the Korean War. Notable examples include Audie Murphy (World War II) and David Hackworth (Korean War). Source: Wikipedia
The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 20 June 1945
Second Lt. James Barlow, 32, former Knoxville shirt manufacturer’s representative, was killed June 10, while fighting with the Sixth Marine Division on Okinawa, Mrs. Barlow was notified today. Mrs. Barlow, the former Juliet Hughes, is living with a sister, Mrs. Robert Ellis, Outer Drive, Oak Ridge. She is the daughter of Mrs. Calvin Holmes, 2735 Kingston Pike, and the late B.I. Hughes.
Lt. Barlow joined the Army Air Service Command in 1942 and transferred to the Marine Corps last year. His father, Edward S. Barlow, and a sister, Mrs. Robert J. Sloan, live in Syracuse, N.Y. A brother, William Barlow, lives in New York.
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Date of birth: 3 December 1912
- Date of death: 10 June 1945
- County: Anderson
- Hometown: Oak Ridge
- Service Branch: Marine Corps
- Division/Assignment: 22nd Regiment, 6th Marine Dvision
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Top Panel
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