Durund Hayes Lavine

   Branch: U. S. Marine Corps

   Rank:  Sergeant Major       USMCR

   Status: Deceased

   Date of Service: WWII, Korea,  Vietnam

   Home Town:  Bagley

Durund Hayes Lavine

Durund Hayes Lavine was born November 29, 1923 in Minneapolis to Robert Timothy and Cinda Merle Hayes Lavine. He had sisters Alta and Jackie Lee and brothers Dean and Alton. He grew up in Buffalo, Minnesota and attended school there. He graduated from Buffalo High School in 1942.

Durund enlisted in the Marines on June 10, 1942 and was sent to Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California for basic training. He was sent to Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas for advanced training in his military specialty of communications. His many years of military service for the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing encompassed the following locations:

World War II (Asia and South Pacific)

• Apamania Island • Canton Island, Republic of Kiribati
• Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC
• Enewetak Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands
• Engebe Island, Republic of the Marshall Islands
• French Frigate, Territory of Hawaii
• Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands
• Hilo, Territory of Hawaii
• Hongkong, China
• Inchon, Republic of Korea
• Johnston Island, Territory of Hawaii
• Kauai, Territory of Hawaii
• Kwajalein Island, Republic of the Marshall Islands
• Leyte Island, Republic of the Philippines
• Luzon Island, Republic of the Philippines
• Majuro Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands
• Makin Atoll, Gilbert Islands, Republic of Kiribati
• Maui, Territory of Hawaii
• Midway Island, Territory of Hawaii
• Mindanao Island, Republic of the Philippines
• Molokai, Territory of Hawaii
• Nanumea Atoll, Tuvalu
• Nukufetau Atoll, Tuvalu
• O’ahu, Territory of Hawaii
• Okinawa, Empire of Japan
• Palmyra Island, Republic of Kiribati
• Peleliu Island, Republic of Palau
• Roi-Namur Island, Republic of the Marshall Islands
• Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands
• Samar Island, Republic of the Philippines
• Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, Santa Ana, CA
• Shanghai, China
• Tarawa Island, Republic of Kiribati
• Tianjin, China
• Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands
• Tsingtao, China
• Wake Island, Republic of the Marshall Islands
• Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, AZ

Korean War 

• Itami, Japan
• Kangnung, Republic of Korea
• Pusan, Republic of Korea
• Yokohama, Japan
• traveled aboard ships:
• USS General W. M. Black (AP-135)
• USS Pope (DE-134

He had 33 years total active and reserve in the Marine Corps when he was discharged in 1979, during which he was awarded the following medals: 

Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal • Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal • China Service Medal • American Campaign Medal • Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal • WWII Victory Medal • National Defense Medal • Korean Service Medal • Armed Forces Reserve Medal • United Nations Service Medal • Republic of Korea War Service Medal

Durund died February 13, 1986 and is buried in the Middle of Nowhere, Rice Township in Clearwater County, Minnesota.

 

Plot: 2      Side: South         Row from Bottom: 3

Scroll down to view map or click Veteran’s Stone Locator to the left