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David P. Appleby

United States Marine Corps


WW II and Korean War


David P. Appleby


On the First of July, Nineteen Hundred and Forty-three,  David Appleby enlisted in the United 

States Marine Corps Reserve and was on active duty until 1946.  David was commissioned as 

a Japanese Language Officer, 2nd Lieutenant in WW II.  He was recalled during the Korean 

War and  served  in Korea  as a First Lieutenant and platoon commander of a 81mm mortar 

platoon.  David Appleby was awarded the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations ribbon.  

He was discharged May 25, 1952.


David, a son of David P. (Sr.) and Rosalee (Mills) Appleby, American Missionaries to Brazil.  

He was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, S. A.,  on  16th October 1925.  He is married to 

Martha  (Dobson) Appleby and they have one daughter and two granddaughters.  David Appleby 

is a Concert Pianist,  and an Author  of many books on Brazilian Music.


David and Martha Appleby

picture courtesy of David and Martha


To learn more of David Appleby  as a Concert Pianist, as an Author in 

the realm of Brazilian Music and as a retired Professor of Music at 

Eastern Illinois University, click on:



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12 September 2004