Woodbury County

Lt. (j.g.) Richard M. Marden





In Uniform

Lt. (j.g.) Richard M. Marden, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.W. Marden, former residents here who now live in St. Paul, Minnesota arrived in Charles, S.C. April 10 in command of the ship L.C.I. 618, from San Diego, California. The ship will be decommissioned at Charleston next month. Lt. Marden arrived on the ship at San Diego last February, coming from Jinsen, Korea. He served 10 months in England in 1944 and took part in the Normandy invasion on D-Day. In January, 1945, he returned to this country. He was assigned to serve in the Pacific and arrived at Okinawa April 6. While there the L.S.T. on which he was serving was sunk by a Japanese kamikaze and he was returned to the United States on survivors leave.

He returned to service in the Pacific August 13, the day before V-J day and landed at Okinawa during the typhoon. Lt. Marden expects to be discharged the latter part of May at the Great Lakes, Illinois, separation center. He hopes to resume his studies at the University of Minnesota this fall. He was a senior in the school of forestry there when he entered the naval reserve in July 1943.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, unk publication date