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Obituaries > MALLOY, JOHN L.

The children of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church will sing the solemn high mass of requiem at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the church for Sgt. Jack Malloy, 22-year-old Marine, who died from wounds received on Okinawa Island on May 21 [1945].

Sergeant Malloy, a native son of Southern California, and a graduate of Wilson High School, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Malloy, formerly residing at 235 Termino Avenue, and now living in South Pasadena.

He was attending Long Beach Junior College when he joined the Marines, and shortly after finishing training headed for action in the Southwest Pacific, with the First Marine Raider Regiment which joined with Carlson’s famed Marine Raiders.

He was severely wounded on Bougainville a year and one-half ago, when a bullet fired by a Jap sniper passed through his neck. Hospitalized for a month, he returned to action and was in major combat at Guam, Tinian, Saipan and other points.

He arrived on Okinawa with the 6th Marines [Division] on Easter and in a letter home he said that was “April Fool’s day for the Nips.”

His last letter was written May 8. The official telegram announcing his death came to his family May 30.

Besides his parents he leaves two brothers, Robert, business partner of his father, and Richard, an aviation cadet now in training at Corpus Christi, Texas, and a sister, Mary Kathleen, 7-years-old.