Unit Diary


US Marine Muster Roll Apr 1951 Denico.jpg

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Unit Diary

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Muster Roll, United States Marine Corps


Korean War, 1950-1953


A unit diary for the United States Marine Corps in April of 1951. The muster roll describes the journey that Elmer B. Denico Jr. (1928-2002) took to get to Korea. Transferring in San Francisco, Denico sailed on the USS General Mann (TAP-112), a troop transport ship, to Yokohama, Japan, and from there to Korea, where he arrived in April of 1951.

Elmer B. Denico Jr. was born on February 17, 1928, in Fairfield, Maine, to Elmer B. Denico and Ezilda (Ezelda) Denico. He joined the United States Marine Corps on January 28, 1948. He served for nearly twenty years, retiring in 1967, after serving in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. When he retired, he had reached the rank of Staff Sergeant. He passed away in Polk City, Florida, on March 29, 2002, and is memorialized in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

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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Digital reproduction of original muster roll.


United States Marine Corps

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1.33 MB


1 muster roll






San Francisco, California

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Originally created and published by the United States Marine Corps.

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Ortiz, Samuel
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. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Edwards, Paul M. The Korean War. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2006.


United States Marine Corps. “Unit Diary.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed December 2, 2023, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/10254.



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