PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LORRIN FREDERICK LANE; U.S. MARINE CORPS

March 3, 1925 (Yantic, CT) – March 13, 1945; 20 years old; unmarried
Last local address 26 Commerce Street, Norwalk
Enlisted in May 1943
Service Number: 527172
4TH MARINE DIVISION, 24TH MARINE SQUADRON, 1ST BATTALION, COMPANY C

From The Norwalk Hour April 2, 1945

PFC LANE IS KILLED IN IWO JIMA ACTION

Private First Class Lorrin Lane, 20, Fourth Marine Division, son of Mrs. Arthur B. Lane Sr., of 26 Commerce Street, died of wounds received in the battle of Iwo Jima according to a War Department telegram received last night by his mother. PFC Lane had been in service since May 1943 and had been overseas since December 1944. Besides his mother he is survived by one brother, Arthur B. Lane of 75 Van Buren Avenue; one sister, Ruth Lane, who resides with her mother; and one aunt, Mrs. John Alschu of Linden, New Jersey. He was the grandson of a Civil War veteran. PFC Lane was with J. and J. Cash, Inc. Before he went into the service.

From iwojima.com, Nellie Peters | July 14, 2010 6:20 PM

“My great-uncle died in the battle of Iwo Jima 3/13/45 His name was Lorrin Lane his hometown was Norwalk, CT though he was born in New Jersey. He was a Marine with Charlie Company 24th, as a BAR gunner he was wounded 2/22/45 and never left, wound was tended to and he was sent back to the battlefield where he died. I would love to have any pictures especially, and stories as well since I never got to meet this great young man who died for this country. He is buried here at our local cemetery which I pay respect every Memorial Day and I am in the process of having the VA replace his gravestone since it is no longer legible.”

Memorialized on the National Iwo Jima Memorial, Iwo Jima Way / Ella Grasso Way, New Britain, CT

PFC Lane is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Norwalk; Section 11, Plot 1

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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