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Seneca County Museum to Present an Account of a Local Hero’s Role in World War II
[Tiffin, Ohio – June 5, 2023] -The Seneca County Museum is pleased to announce a special program honoring the remarkable achievements of Marion Cramer, a Tiffin native and Calvert High School graduate, who played a crucial role in World War II Naval Intelligence and Cryptology. The event will occur on Sunday, June 11th, at 3:00 pm, at the Seneca County Museum at 28 Clay St.
A patriotic individual, Marion Cramer answered the call to duty after the Japanese’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Serving in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1946, Cramer’s dedication and service were shrouded in secrecy. Even his wife, Agnes, and their children, Ann and Mark, were unaware of the nature of his contributions during the war.
After Marion Cramer’s passing, his family discovered the truth about his extraordinary service as a cryptologic officer in Washington, D.C., and Pearl Harbor, HI. His mission involved breaking Japanese encoded messages as part of an ultra-secret assignment. The significance of his work in Communications Intelligence during World War II cannot be understated.
To shed light on Marion Cramer’s remarkable story, the Seneca County Museum has invited Master Chief Intelligence Specialist Andrew T. Jones, a retired member of the US Navy and a dedicated museum volunteer, to present a captivating account of Cramer’s service and the efforts in World War II Communications Intelligence.
“Master Chief Jones brings a wealth of knowledge and personal insight, making this event an opportunity not to be missed,” said Museum Director Theresa Sullivan.
Join us on Sunday, June 11th, at 3:00 pm at the Seneca County Museum for an afternoon filled with history, admiration and the celebration of a local hero. The event is open to the public, and all community members are invited to attend. This is a unique chance to honor the memory of Marion Cramer and gain a deeper understanding of the invaluable contributions made by individuals like him during World War II.
For further information about this event, please contact the Seneca County Museum, at (419) 447-5955.
About Seneca County Museum:
The Seneca County Museum, located in Tiffin, Ohio, is a treasure trove of local history and culture. It showcases the rich heritage of Seneca County through exhibits, artifacts and educational programs. The museum’s mission is to preserve and share the stories of the community, honoring the past while inspiring present and future generations.