Michael Elias Amar was born January 23, 1921. He was the son of Elias MaurianAmar and Rose Sophia Amar of 615 West 9th Street, Chattanooga, TN. The Amar family emigrated from Turkey in 1901.

Corporal Michael Elias Amar was killed in action on August 16, 1944. He was with the United States Marine Corp, Company H. He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action at Guam, Marianas Islands on July 22-23, 1944 and the Purple Heart. Corporal Amar was repatriated and buried January 25, 1949 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Picture from the Notre Dame High School, Gold Star Men, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 27 August 1944
Reported dead from wounds received in action Aug. 1 in the South Pacific area was Cpl. Michael Elias Amar, son of Mrs. Rose Amar,  West Ninth Street. Veteran of two years’ service in the South Pacific area, Cpl. Amar, who was reported wounded in action Aug. 1, died Aug. 22, his chaplain informed his parents. He was said to have received head wounds in an encounter somewhere in the battle zone of that area. In a letter received by his parents, Cpl. Amar’s chaplain wrote: “He was a grand boy and fought valiantly until the end. He was buried with military honors and last rites of the church were said.” A former Notre Dame High School athlete, Cpl. Amar entered the service in May, 1940, and served for several months with a guard detachment in Washington, D.C. Two brothers, Pvt. John J. Amar and Pvt George Amaar, are serving with the army in the United States.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 23 January 1921
  • Date of death: 16 August 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 21st Marines, 3rd Marine Division
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Silver Star
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Bottom Panel
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