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Korean War Veterans Honor Roll

Glenwood F. Watson, Jr.
Private First Class
United States Marine Corps

7th Marine Regiment
1st Marine Division

Entered service from New Jersey
Died April 1, 1953 in Korea
Buried at: Section O, Site 139
                  Beverly National Cemetery
                  Beverly National Cemetery

Awards: Purple Heart

Private First Class Glenwood F. Watson was born in Camden, New Jersey on April 14, 1931 to Glenwood F. & Julia Watson. His father was a veteran of World War I. The Watsons lived in South Camden throughout the 1930s and into the 1940s. The 1947 City Directory shows the family at 812 Federal Street. Glenwood Watson Jr., known to friends as Don, boxed in the Police Athletic League program in the 147 pound weight class. He attended Camden Catholic High School prior to enlisting in the United states Marine Corps on February 19, 1952. He went overseas on February 20, 1953 to serve with the First Marine Division in Korea.

Private First Class Watson was shot in the neck during combat with Communist forces on March 31, 1943. Evacuated to the hospital ship USS Haven, he died the following day, April 1, 1953, as a result if his wounds.

Private First Class Watson was brought home to New Jersey and was buried at Beverly National Cemetery. His mother and father, who died in 1957 and 1960, respectively, are buried next to him.


Camden Courier-Post * April 11, 1953


 

Camden Courier-Post
June 20, 1953

 

 

 


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