A Notable Marine: Orville Freeman

A Notable Marine: Orville Freeman

Orville Freeman joined the Marine Reserves in 1940. Just one year later, Pearl Harbor was attacked, and he was ordered to Quantico to report to Officer Candidate School. In November 1943, he was wounded in the battle of Bougainville. He was shot in the jaw and wounded in his left arm which never regained rull range of motion.

Rank
Major

Military Occupation Specialty
Infantry Officer

Unit
9th Marine Regiment, Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines

Operations
Battle of Bougainville

Years Served
1940 to 1943

Orville Freeman at his wedding

Awards
Purple Heart
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Service Star
World War II Victory Medal

Minnesota Connection

  • Organizer of the DFL party under Hubert H. Humphrey when Humphrey was the U.S. Senator from Minnesota
  • 16th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1961 to 1969
  • 29th Governer of Minnesota, 1955 to 1961
  • Obtained a B.A. from the University of Minnesota
  • Born and died in Minnesota

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Orville Freeman joined the Marine Reserves in 1940. Just one year later, Pearl Harbor was attacked, and he was ordered to Quantico to report to Officer Candidate School. In November 1943, he was wounded in the battle of Bougainville. He was shot in the jaw and wounded in his left arm which never regained rull range of motion.

Rank
Major

Military Occupation Specialty
Infantry Officer

Unit
9th Marine Regiment, Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines

Operations
Battle of Bougainville

Years Served
1940 to 1943

Awards
Purple Heart
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Service Star
World War II Victory Medal

Minnesota Connection

  • Organizer of the DFL party under Hubert H. Humphrey when Humphrey was the U.S. Senator from Minnesota
  • 16th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1961 to 1969
  • 29th Governer of Minnesota, 1955 to 1961
  • Obtained a B.A. from the University of Minnesota
  • Born and died in Minnesota

More Information
Wikipedia Article
Military Wiki | Fandom Article

Orville Freeman at his wedding
Patty Berg

Patty Berg

Second Lieutenant

Martin Brandtner

Martin Brandtner

Lieutenant General

Rod Carew

Rod Carew

Reserve Combat Engineer

Robert E. Cushman, Jr.

Robert E. Cushman, Jr.

General

Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell

Private First Class

Richard Fleming

Richard Fleming

Captain

Orville Freeman

Orville Freeman

Major

John Kline

John Kline

Colonel

Charles W. Lindberg

Charles W. Lindberg

Corporal

Who's absent from roll call?

Who's absent from roll call?

Patty Berg

Patty Berg

Second Lieutenant

Martin Brandtner

Martin Brandtner

Lieutenant General

Rod Carew

Rod Carew

Reserve Combat Engineer

Robert E. Cushman, Jr.

Robert E. Cushman, Jr.

General

Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell

Private First Class

Richard Fleming

Richard Fleming

Captain

Orville Freeman

Orville Freeman

Major

John Kline

John Kline

Colonel

Charles W. Lindberg

Charles W. Lindberg

Corporal

Who's absent from roll call?

Who's absent from roll call?

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