Marshall Laverne Hassler
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Rayburn Hassler, Crab Orchard, TN

He was killed in action on January 9, 1945 when the USS Colorado BB-45 was struck by a defective anti-aircraft shell. The Colorado was supporting the landings in Lingayen Gulf, Philippines. He was fatally wounded and buried at sea. He is memorialized at Manila American Cemetery.

  • Rank: Seaman First Class
  • Date of death: 9 January 1945
  • County: Cumberland
  • Hometown: Crab Orchard
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Colorado (BB-45)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Bottom Panel
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