Clarence Ray Hipp

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Marine Corps

HOMETOWN
Brownwood, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones, Cousin

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS, PARTICIPATED IN THE ASSAULT AND CAPTURE OF MOUNT SURIBACHI ON IWO JIMA, VOLCANO ISLANDS, AS A MEMBER OF THE ASSAULT SQUAD, 3RD PLATOON, EASY COMPANY, 2ND BATTALION, 28TH MARINES, 5TH MARINE DIVISION, AS OF 19 FEBRUARY 1945 AND WAS WOUNDED IN ACTION BY A COMPOUND FRACTURE OF HIS LEFT LEG AS OF 14 MARCH 1945, AND TRANSFERRED TO A NAVY HOSPITAL SHIP. AWARDED THE PURPLE HEART MEDAL 19 APRIL 1945. HE RECEIVED HIS HONORABLE DISCHARGE 24 OCTOBER 1945 AT U.S. NAVY HOSPITAL NORMAN, OKLAHOMA AND RETURNED HOME.