Person:Irwin Gunn (2)

m. 10 May 1909
  1. Viola Robena Gunn1910 - 2004
  2. Alford Bowen Gunn1914 - 1998
  3. Glenora Idale Gunn1916 - 2005
  4. Erlene Virginia Gunn1919 - 2013
  5. Irwin Dayton Gunn1920 - 2017
m. 4 Jul 1940
Facts and Events
Name Irwin Dayton Gunn
Gender Male
Birth[3] 7 Jun 1920 Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Marriage 4 Jul 1940 Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United Statesto Doris Helen Owen
Death[3] 18 Apr 2017 Rutherfordton, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Burial[3] Shelby, Cleveland, North Carolina, United StatesCleveland Memorial Park

Military: 6th Marine Division, 15th Artillery Regiment (Commanded by Colonel Robert B. Luckey)
U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls:
Name: Irwin D Gunn
Muster Date: Jul 1944
Rank: Private
Station: Twelfth Recruit Battalion, Training Regiment, Recruit Depot, Mcb, San Diego, Calif

Name: Irwin D Gunn
Muster Date: Apr 1946
Rank: Private First Class
Station: Discharged At The Separation Center, Usntc, Great Lake, Ill

The 15th Marines were formed as an Artillery Regiment on September 7, 1944 on Guadalcanal. The 15th Marines were made up of seasoned Marine Artillerists from 4th, 22nd, and the 29th Marines. The Regiment was only in existence for 19 months but saw some of the worst action in WWII, Okinawa. For their actions during the battle, they received the Presidential Unit Citation.

The Regiment was withdrawn from Okinawa after it was declared secure in July 1945. It was redeployed to Guam to prepare for the invasion of the home island of Japan. After the surrender of the Japanese, the Regiment was sent to Tsingtao, China to accept the surrender of the Japanese in that area. The 15th Marines remained in China until their disbandment in April 1946.

  1.   United States Census, 1930.

    database with images, FamilySearch [1], Dayton Gum in household of Irwin Gum, Otsego, Allegan, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 27, sheet 6A, line 11, family 145, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 973; FHL microfilm 2,340,708.

  2.   United States Census, 1940.

    database with images, FamilySearch [2], Dayton Gunn in household of Irwin Gunn, Portage Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 39-63, sheet 18B, line 74, family 378, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1773.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Find A Grave.
  4.   For detailed sources, sign into and go to the Family Group Record (click on "Family with sources") at
  5.   See the Thomas Gunn Family web site at