54165 
    DGU-296-nmmm
TELEGRAM
 
    FROM:     COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS 
    TO:            MRS GERALDINE G. GRIFFIN (MOTHER) 
                      744 FOUNTAIN AVENUE NORTH EAST 
                      GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN 
      
    RELEASED BY:   M. G. CRAIG 
      
    DATE:     31 JULY 1944 
      
    DEEPLY REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR SON PRIVATE FIRST CLASS RAYMOND O CROWELL, USMCR WAS WOUNDED IN ACTION 2 JULY 1944 IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTY AND SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY.  I REALIZE YOUR GREAT ANXIETY BUT NATURE OF WOUNDS NOT REPORTED AND DELAY IN RECEIPT OF DETAILS MUST BE EXPECTED. YOU WILL BE PROMPTLY FURNISHED ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RECEIVED. TO PREVENT AID TO OUR ENEMIES DO NOT DIVULGE THE NAME OF HIS SHIP OR STATION. 
      
     
   
A A VANDEGRIFT
LIEUT GENERAL USMC
COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS