Gerald Marsh was born on December 19, 1920. He was drafted into the US Navy on December 11, 1943 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He attended boot camp at Newport, Rhode Island and Basic Engineering School in Boston, Massachusetts. He later became a qualified Diesel Mechanic serving on the USS John D. Ford and USS PC 1139. He saw military action at the Island of Kwajalein, Okinawa, and Iwo Jima. His other combat campaigns included Pearl Harbor, Tarawa, and the Admiralty Islands (Truk Island). Marsh was discharged from the US Navy at Bainbridge, Maryland.

Transcript Number 116
Title: Gerald Marsh: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Gerald Marsh
Interviewer: Stephen Heffner 
Date of Interview: January 23, 2001
Location of Interview: GV Barbee Branch Library, Oak Island, N.C.
Description: 1 VHS Cassette Tape (c. 44 min.) sd., col.
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience