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Obituaries > CASDORPH, JOHN O., JR.

Navy Chaplain Robert Stump, Jr. will conduct funeral services Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Wilson mortuary chapel for Marine S/Sgt. John O. Casdorph, Jr., whose body was returned Saturday from the Pacific.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Casdorph of Kanawha, Two-Mile, Sgt Casdorph was killed July 21, 1944, on the island of Guam, where his father fought the Spaniards 45 years previously in the Spanish-American war.

Sgt. Casdorph enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1939, and was one of the first 15 men to land on Guadalcanal in that battle.

He will be buried in Piney Point Cemetery near the home, with military rites conducted by John Brawley, Post 20, American Legion.