Offer, John P. (1920-1944)

John Patrick Offer was born in 1920 to Mr. and Mrs. George Offer of Lawrence (157 Haverhill Street).  He attended Lawrence High School for two years then transferred to Tilton Academy where he graduated.  He joined the US Navy in December 1941 during his second year at Northeastern University.  He received his basic training at Newport, RI and transferred to hospital apprentice school in New York.  Later he was sent to the Chelsea Naval Hospital where he was detailed to the Atlantic fleet transportation service.  His ship and crew transferred to the Pacific theater and later to the Fourth Marines.  Offer was a Pharmacist’s Mate, second class.  He was killed July 29, 1944 in the South Pacific.  He received the Bronze Star posthumously.

The photograph to the left originally was displayed at the Old Building of the Lawrence Public Library along with this plaque.

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