Honorable Discharge

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Honorable Discharge

Honorable Discharge

1964

This certificate is the Honorable Discharge for Private First Class (E-2) for Roberto Clemente Walker from the United States Marine Corps.

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Clemente, Roberto, 1934-1972

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Roberto Clemente was born in Puerto Rico on August 18, 1934. He relocated to the mainland United States in 1954 after playing two years of Puerto Rican baseball. After a short stint with the Montreal Royals, he was singed by the Pittsburgh Pirates. While on the Pirates he experienced racism from teammates and media. In 1958, Clemente joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve; he was a private first class in the Marine Corps Reserve until September 1964. While on a charity mission to deliver ...