Marine Sergeant John C. Lindow of Rayville, La., awarded the Purple Heart WWII 1944
Somewhere in the South Pacific
Marine Sergeant John C. Lindow of Rayville, La., has been awarded the Purple Heart medal “for injury received as a result of enemy action in the South Pacific area.”
During an enemy night raid he was struck about the right eye by bomb fragments while on duty as a member of a Marine anti-aircraft unit. Since he enlisted on May 7, 1941, he has served at Pearl Harbor, New Hebrides, New Zealand and Guadalcanal. The gunners of his unit are credited with shooting down 42 Jap planes within a 10 week pericd. Lindow, son of Paul C. Lindow of Rayville, is now stationed on a forward island base in this area.