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Nederland Parks & Recreation Department
2301 Avenue H
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-724-0773


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Marion & Ed Hughes
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2712 Nederland Avenue
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-722-1255

Database Number   322
Name   Streetman, Jack Darwin
Birth Date   27 March 1918
Birth Place   Vinton, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
Death Date   6 December 2002
Death Place   Nederland, Jefferson Co., Texas
Cause of Death    
Place of Burial   Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, Jefferson Co., Texas
Service Branch   Army


  36th Military Police Company
Rank/Grade   Private First Class
Date of Enlistment   27 January 1941, Houston, TX
Date of Discharge   21 September 1945, Fort Sam Houston, TX
Service Occupation   Military Police
Decorations   Good Conduct Medal; Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars; Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star
Locations of Military Service   Southwest Pacific -- Australia, Philippines, New Guinea
Special duties/highlights/ achievements   On detached service, an anti-aircraft machine gunner aboard Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger's command ship
Father   Francis Alvin Streetman
Mother   Essie Gertrude White
Spouse   Marion Louise Brown
Date of Marriage    
Education   see below
Additional Biographical Information   Per Mrs. Streetman: "Prior to being drafted, Jack worked for the Texas Company (later called Texaco). Following the war, Jack joined the Beaumont American Legion Post 33, where he was assigned to the Honor Guard, TNE 40ET8. In 1948, Jack took a leave of absence from the Texas Company to attend college under the GI Bill. He received an Associate Arts Degree from Lamar Junior College and then a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin. Returning to the Texas Company, Jack worked as a supervisor until his retirement. He continued to live in Nederland, where he had grown up, and had raised his own family."
Civilian Occupation   Truck Driver. See above for civilian occupation after military service.
Date Added to Database   28 July 2015
Source of Service Information   Marion L. Streetman (wife) and Discharge document
Oral History  



Photograph taken in Seattle, Washington in 1941 while stationed there with the 36th Military Police Company