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William James Bordelon
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- Lazer
 Added: Jan. 1, 2014
 
God bless you on your birthday & this 2013 Christmas season, Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Dec. 25, 2013
 

- bob tarte
 Added: Dec. 3, 2013
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Nov. 20, 2013
 

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Nov. 20, 2013
 
Paradise is a journey that begins in your heart. May you have eternal peace in that Eternal Paradise we call Heaven.Your bravery is so appreciated by all of us who enjoy our freedom in this country.
- Juanita Clark
 Added: Nov. 2, 2013
 

- 2kjmom
 Added: Nov. 20, 2012
 
Rest in peace, Marine. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May we always honor the high price you paid your our freedom. God bless you for your gallant defense of a noble cause. Because of you, millions still live in the freedom you died defending.
- Sharon
 Added: Nov. 20, 2012
 

- Susie
 Added: Nov. 20, 2012
 
BORDELON, WILLIAM JAMES Rank and organization: Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 25 December 1920, San Antonio, Tex. Accredited to: Texas. Citation: For valorous and gallant conduct above and beyond the call of duty as a member of an assault engineer platoon of the 1st Battalion, 18th Marines, tactically attached to the 2d Marine Division, in action against the Japanese-held atoll of Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands on 20 November 1943. Landing in the assault waves under withering enemy fire which killed all but 4 of the men in his tractor, S/Sgt. Bordelon hurriedly made demolition charges and personally put 2 pillboxes out of action. Hit by enemy machinegun fire just as a charge exploded in his hand while assaulting a third position, he courageously remained in action and, although out of demolition, provided himself with a rifle and furnished fire coverage for a group of men scaling the seawall. Disregarding his own serious condition, he unhesitatingly went to the aid of one of his demolition men, wounded and calling for help in the water, rescuing this man and another who had been hit by enemy fire while attempting to make the rescue. Still refusing first aid for himself, he again made up demolition charges and single-handedly assaulted a fourth Japanese machinegun position but was instantly killed when caught in a final burst of fire from the enemy. S/Sgt. Bordelon's great personal valor during a critical phase of securing the limited beachhead was a contributing factor in the ultimate occupation of the island, and his heroic determination throughout 3 days of violent battle reflects the highest credit upon the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
 Added: Feb. 27, 2012
 

- BeNotForgot
 Added: Nov. 20, 2011
 
SSGT, 18 MARINES, 2 MARINE DIV WORLD WAR II
- ShaneO
 Added: Dec. 20, 2010
 

- Cookie
 Added: Dec. 26, 2009
 

- The Jeans
 Added: Oct. 7, 2009
 
Recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. A memorial is located at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.
- Paula J
 Added: Feb. 3, 2009
 
SSGT, 18 MARINES, 2 MARINE DIV WORLD WAR II
- ShaneO
 Added: Dec. 20, 2010
 
Recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. From San Antonio, Texas. Next of kin listed as his mother, Mrs. Carmen J Borrdelon
- Paula J
 Added: Feb. 3, 2009
 

- Cheryll G. Cotten
 Added: Oct. 30, 2006
 
 

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