JAMES M. LARAMORE, 2LT, USMC

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: March 30, 1926
Date of death: October 25, 1952
Age: 26

Lucky Bag

1951 Laramore LB.jpg

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:

James Moss Laramore

Texarkana, Texas

The Sarge came to us from Texas after a hitch in the Marine Corps . . . his biggest asset is his sense of humor and accompanying smile ... he enjoyed female companionship . . . had more girl friends than any of his buddies . . . one of the Navy's matmen, he spent his share of the time in the gym . . . kept his grease high but did not go around letting everyone know it . . . the planes are handy to get home on but only way to travel is by motorcycle . . . never got his stars but kept above 2.5 without much strain . . . doesn't believe the big blue sea is what it is cracked up to be, so upon graduation it's back to the Corps.

Loss

From Find A Grave:

He was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division and was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in Korea on October 25, 1952.

Second Lieutenant Laramore was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

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Hal Crandall '51 and Standford Nall '51 were also on the gymnastics team.

Morris Reisinger '51, Jerome Stuart '51, Earl Valentine, Jr. '51, and William Phillips '51 were also graduates of the "9th Special Basic Class" who trained at Quantico from July to December 1951.


Class Navigation

Class of 1951
James is one of 48 members of the Class of 1951 in Memorial Hall.
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