A Marine's Story: Private First Class Dories William Brooks

Private First Class Dories William Brooks Jr. was born on May 19, 1932, in Gaston, North Carolina.

He enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1951 and trained as a rifleman, deploying with the Ist Marine Division to Korea for the Korean War.

On January 15, 1953, Private First Class Dories Brooks was overwhelmed by enemy fire.

He rests at the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Mount Holly, North Carolina.


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