Juan Marshall (John J. Marshall, Jr.)

Juan was born in 1926 to Juan Jose (who also went by John Joseph) and Marjorie Volkening. Mr. Marshall was a native of Uruguay and Marjorie was a native of Missouri. They married in Manhattan in 1922, were living in Astoria, Queens in 1925 and then re-located to Hempstead in Nassau County. Juan’s older sister Marilyn graduated from Garden City High School in 1939 and soon thereafter the family moved to Teaneck. Juan’s younger brother Charles was a member of the THS class of ’46.

Juan was a member of a famous THS soccer team that won a state championship. In February of his senior year, Juan left his class of ’44 mates and enlisted in the Army. He underwent initial training at Fort Dix and then was sent to the Tennessee Maneuver Area for additional training.

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, his unit prepared to cross the Channel into France en route to Germany. PFC Marshall's division helped the allies push the German forces back to the Siegfried Line, seize the Schwammenauel Dam, secure the Ruhr region, and try to survive the brutal winter, including the Battle of the Bulge. 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


  1. New York, New York, Marriage Index 1866-1937 (parents)
  2. 1930 United States Federal Census about John J. Marshall, Sr.
  3. 1940 United States Federal Census about John J. Marshall, Sr.
  4. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
  5. U.S., World War II Darft Registration Cards, 1942 for John Joseph Marshall (father)
  6. U. S. Headstone and Interment Records for U. S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949 for John J. Marshall Jr.
  7. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 for Juan Jose Marshall (father) (1938)
  8. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 for Juan Jose Marshall (father) (1946)
  9. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 for John Joseph Marshall (father)
  10. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 for Marjorie Marshall (mother)

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.
  2. Marjorie Volkening Marshall (mother)
  3. Juan J. Marshall (father)