Headstones dedicated to Marine casualties

September 15, 1996

Hundreds of people gathered at the Baltimore National Cemetery yesterday to dedicate four headstones to Marines who died in World War II.

The Maryland chapter of the 1st Marine Corps Division Association held the ceremony to honor four of the six Marine divisions that fought during the war.

The other two divisions -- the 1st and the 4th -- dedicated similar headstones at the cemetery in previous years.

"We had these headstones made because we felt it was important to honor all of the Marine Corps divisions that fought in World War II," said Ronald Biermann, 64, a Marine veteran of the Korean War.

"We hope that they will remind those who live about what members of the Corps struggled for."

Pub Date: 9/15/96

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