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Obituaries > GILBERT, ORRA E.

Mrs. Ida Hough of West Chester, who was in Washington today to attend the Three-Quarter Century Club dinner, has received word of the death of her nephew’s son, Marine Sergeant Orra Eugene [Gilbert], who was killed in action [June 29, 1943] in the Solomons. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Gilbert of Bussey, Iowa. Their home is five miles southeast of Bussey, in Mahaska County. He had served in the Marines for three years. His training for service with the Marine Raiders in the Pacific Islands was received under Col. James Roosevelt.