Ronald R. Van Stockum

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Ronald Reginald Van Stockum
BG Ronald R. Van Stockum, USMC
Born(1916-07-08)July 8, 1916
Newton, Cambridgeshire, England
DiedApril 24, 2022(2022-04-24) (aged 105)
Shelby County, Kentucky, U.S.
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps seal United States Marine Corps
Years of service1937–1969
Rank Brigadier general
Service number0-5643
Commands heldMarine Corps Reserve
Landing Force Training Unit, Pacific
8th Marine Regiment
1st Battalion, 3rd Marines
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsLegion of Merit (2)
Bronze Star Medal
Commendation Medal

Ronald Reginald Van Stockum (July 8, 1916 – April 24, 2022) was a United States Marine Corps brigadier general. He took part in Bougainville, Guam and Iwo Jima campaigns. He was director, Marine Corps Reserve and later as commanding general, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific (Forward) on Okinawa during the Vietnam War.[1]

Van Stockum turned 100 in July 2016. He died in Shelby County, Kentucky on April 24, 2022, at the age of 105.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ronald R. Van Stockum Papers". USMC Military History Division. Archived from the original on 2013-08-01. Retrieved 2018-10-29.
  2. "Ronald R. Van Stockum". Shannon Funeral Home. Retrieved 25 April 2022.