James Lester Chase was assigned to the 1st Marine Division, Company E, 2nd Battalion. He was killed in action on Okinawa. Pvt. Chase had returned to action after recovering from hip wounds received from shrapnel. He entered the service in May 1944, and received training at the Marine Base in San Diego. He had been serving with the First Marine Division in the South Pacific since November 1944.

Newsarticle  The Kingsport Times 19 July 1945
Greeneville – Pvt James Lester Chase, 20, was killed in action on Okinawa, June 12 according to official notice received from the War Department last week by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.P. Chase, Route 12, Greeneville. Pvt Chase had just returned to action after recovering from hip wounds received from shrapnel. He entered the service in May, 1944 and received his training at the Marine Base in San Diego. He had been serving with the First Marine Division in the South Pacific since last November.

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