The Life of John R Mooney Cpl.
Corporal John R. Mooney, Jr., USMC, 1924-1945
John R. Mooney Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Mooney Sr., he felt a profound sense of patriotism. He enlisted in the Marine Corps during his senior year at Lansdowne High School, missing commencement with the class of 1942. As a member of the 4th Marine Division, he was involved in heavy fighting on Saipan and Tinian Islands in the Marianas and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in that campaign. Tragically, John was killed in action on February 26, 1945, shortly after recovering from his earlier wounds. He was 21.to house pill online/div>/div>