James Edward 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

  • 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
  • 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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