Guam - Even in his passing, the late Marine Corps veteran and activist John Gerber is being recognized for all he's done for the Marine Corps and today the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation announces that he will posthumously receive the Colonel John H. Magruder Award.
The national honor is bestowed to one individual or organization annually for outstanding contributions through a public exhibit pertaining to Marine Corps history. Gerber is known locally and among the military community for founding the Pacific War Museum. He spent two decades collecting artifacts from the Pacific War, going so far as salvaging parts of structures that now comprise the framework of the museum.
Its collection includes U.S and Japanese weapons of all sizes and shapes, restored war vehicles, letters and memoirs of soldiers, uniforms and countless pictures.