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Obituaries > ROBERTON, DONALD R. A.

Washington, Jan. 13—Among Marines designated to receive the Navy Cross from Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet, for “extraordinary heroism” in an attack on Makin Island in the Pacific last August was Pvt. Donald R. Roberton, missing in action [August 18, 1942], son of Mrs. Juanita Roberton, 916 Main Street, Franklin, La.

Historian’s note: Pvt. Roberton was subsequently captured by the Japanese, taken to Kwajalein and executed on 16 October 1942.