Muster Roll of Officers and Enlisted Men of the U.S. Marine Corps


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Muster Roll of Officers and Enlisted Men of the U.S. Marine Corps

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U.S. Marine Corps Muster Roll


World War, 1939-1945


The Muster Roll of Officers and Enlisted Men of the United States Marine Corps, detailing the Marine personnel at the General Supply Company, Fifth Field Depot station in the Pacific in July of 1945. The majority of names on the muster roll are Private First Class.

A notable individual listed is William Boese (1923-1996), along with his wife, Frances. Boese was born on March 22, 1923, and grew up in Joliet, Illinois. He entered the United States Marine Corps on August 26, 1942, training in California before receiving his assignment in the Pacific as supply support. He served in the 4th Base Depot and the 5th Field Depot, assisting combat units as they sought to gain ground against the Japanese in the Pacific. After his discharge, Boese worked for the Elgin, Joliet, and Eastern Railway as a switchman. He married his wife, Frances, and fathered to daughters, Aldene and Arlene. The family moved to the Tampa Bay, Florida, area in 1978. On February 22, 1996, Boese died at the age of seventy-two. The Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida, placed a memorial headstone in his honor.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


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Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017.
Black, Jeremy. World War Two: A Military History. London [u.a]: Routledge, 2003.


United States Marine Corps. “Muster Roll of Officers and Enlisted Men of the U.S. Marine Corps.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed December 8, 2023,



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