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Jack Marion Landrum Obituary
At age 17, when Jack Marion Landrum ran down Ponce De Leon Avenue to enlist in the service during World War II, he made a decision that would shape the rest of his life.
But he almost didn't make it. The recruiting office had reached its quota. It wasn't until later that a spot opened. He seized the opportunity, and within a day he was shipped out.
His journey in the Navy began on the light cruiser USS Atlanta as a corpsman and X-ray technician. He then volunteered to serve on the aircraft carrier USS Antietam that voyaged to the western Pacific and served on that ship until the war ended.
Beginning with his Navy service, his life was marked by serving others. In his later years, he worked as an officer at the DeKalb County and the state health departments.
"He would always help anyone who needed help," said his daughter, Margaret Landrum Harrison.
Landrum died Aug. 13 in his Lawrenceville home from a head injury sustained in a fall. He was 89. Read the news obituary.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 19, 2014
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