Bio: Purkapile, Robert D. - Lance Corp. (Deploy. - 1979)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Purkapile

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/15/1979

Purkapile, Lance Corp. Robert D. (Deploy. - 1979)

Marine Lance Corporal Robert D. Purkapile, son of Nellie Purkapile, Rt. 3 Greenwood, recently departed for deployment in the Mediterranean Sea. He is assigned to the 3d Battalion, Eighth Marines, based at Marine Corps Base, Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. His unit is embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, operating as a unit of the U.S. Sixth Fleet.

During the cruise, his unit is scheduled to participate in various amphibious training exercises with other Sixth Fleet units and those of allied nations. Port visits are scheduled in Rota and Palma, Spain and Naples, Italy.

Purkapile joined the Marine Corps in October 1978.



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