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Fane O'Brien, Marine cook in China, 1946

September 11 2007 at 11:21 PM
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K. O'Brien  (Login kobrien1)
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My father, Fane G. O'Brien, was a Marine (PFC) from Kansas City, Kansas, in 1945-46. He enlisted just days before his 18th birthday. After basic training at Parris Island in the summer of 1945, he went to Camp Pendleton, where his principal duty was cook. In Feb. 1946, he sailed on the President Adams to China, disembarking at Taku Bar and serving (in Tientsin?) as a cook with Hq. Co., Hq. & Serv. Bn., 7th Serv. Regt.; and with Hq. Co., 1st Med. Bn., 1st Mar. Div. He returned to Camp Pendleton in Sept. 1946, sailing from China on the Gen. A. E. Anderson.

He is now deceased (d. June 3, 1984), and I would like to contact other Marines he served with, to gather any stories and memories about him. Please contact me if you have any information about my father's service. Thank you.

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