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Obituaries > MITCHELL, GLENN L.

Des Moines relatives have learned that the Purple Heart Medal has been awarded posthumously to Glenn L. Mitchell, private first class in the Marines who died Dec. 1 [1942] of wounds received at Guadalcanal.

The award was received by Mrs. Alice Rasmussen, South Gate, Cal., mother of the Marine. His father, Lee Mitchell, lives at 526 Livingston St., and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dunagan, at 3403 E. Court Ave.

Private Mitchell was a member of Carlson’s Raiders, a unit that saw action in the raid on the Gilbert and Makin Islands, and he was one of the Marines who took part in the first landings on Guadalcanal.