Jacob M. "Jack" Gottlieb Jr.

Picture courtesy of the 1st Battalion 24 Marine website
Picture courtesy of the 1st Battalion 24 Marine website





Gravestone photos courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project
Gravestone photos courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project

(December 5, 1918 - July 25, 1944)


Johnny & Margaret Thon Files
1944


Pharmacist Mate 2C Jacob Gottlieb Former Lance Creek Youth Reported Killed in Action in So. Pacific Area

Thon Book No. 2

Information received in this city this week told of another Niobrara County youth who gave his life in the cause for which Allied nations are now waging a victorious war - a world free from aggression and dictatorship. The latest casualty is Pharmacist Mate Second Class Jacob Gottlieb, formerly of Lance Creek, who was reported killed in action somewhere in the South Pacific theatre of operations against the Japs.

Details are as usual lacking but the information received at this office is considered reliable.

Young Gottlieb enlisted from Laramie, where he was attending the state university, but was well known in Lance Creek and this city.

It was but several weeks ago that a delayed release told of Gottleib being presented a letter of commendation by Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, commander-in-chief of the Pacific fleet, at a parade formation of the Fourth Marine division in one of the advanced Pacific bases. This citation read: "For meritorious devotion to duty while serving with a Marine battalion in action against enemy Japanese forces during the invasion of Namur Island, Kwajalein atoll February1 and 2, 1944. Acting as a hospital corpsman, he worked continuously and skillfully with the wounded, never hesitating to go where he was needed no matter how heavy the enemy fire or how exposed the position. His efficient and courageous performance of his duties was in keeping with the highest traditions of the naval service.




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