Juan Marshall (John J. Marshall, Jr.)

Juan (legally John) Marshall was born in 1926, to John and Alice Marshall of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. He was the couple’s only son. In high school Juan was on the famous THS soccer team for 2 years, even helping bring the team to the state championship.  He graduated from Teaneck High Class of ’44. However, even before officially graduation, Juan enlisted into the army on February 14th, 1944 at Fort Dix in New Jersey. Only two days later Juan was sent down south to the Tennessee Maneuver Area for basic training. He was back in the fall though, but before long Juan was sent back to his station to prepare to leave for Europe.

As part of K Company, 3rd Battalion, 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division of the Army, he boarded a ship to the southern coast of England. By the third week of November, they prepared to cross the Channel into France en route to Germany. PFC Marshall helped the allies push on the Siegfried Line, seize the Schwammenauel Dam, secure the Roer, and try to survive the brutal winter. On March 2nd, 1945, PFC Marshall was killed in a battle near Flammersheim, Germany before the division was able to cross the Rhine. His remains were interred into Henri Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.

WWII Scrapbook

  1. October 28, 1945

High School Yearbook

  1. 1944 Yearbook, Page 46

Te-Hi News (Teaneck High School Newspaper)

  1. November 24, 1943
  2. December 9, 1943
  3. April 18, 1945

Ancestry.com

  1. 1930 United States Federal Census about John T. Marshall
  2. 1940 United States Federal Census about John T. Marshall Junior
  3. U.S. World War II Army Englistment Records, 1938-1946
  4. U. S. Headstone and Interment Records for U. S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949 for John J. Marshall Jr.

American Battle Monuments Commission

  1. John J. Marshall Jr.

National World War II Memorial, Wash., D.C. Website

  1. War Department Files - PFC John J. Marshall, Jr.
  2. Overseas American Cemeteries - John J. Marshall, Jr.

Fields of Honor Database Website

  1. MARSHALL, John J Jr.

Find A Grave Website

  1. PFC John J. Marshall, Jr.