Dehring, Roger W, PFC Fallen
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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
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1942-1943, 0311, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/Echo Co
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Private 1st Class


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Casualty Date
Nov 27, 1943
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War II
Location of Interment
West Lawn Memorial Park - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
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Burial Unknown

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French Fourragere

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World War II Fallen
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 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SD/3rd Recruit Training Bn6th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)
  1942-1942, 0300, RTR, MCRD SD/3rd Recruit Training Bn
  1942-1943, 0311, 6th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)
  1942-1943, 0311, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/Echo Co
 Recruit Training - Trainee/Instructor
  1942, Boot Camp - San Diego, CA, 00
 Combat and Operations History
  1939-1943 World War II
  1942-1943 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Capture and defense of Guadalcanal Campaign August 10, 1942 - February 8, 1943 WWII Streamer
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands operation November 13 - December 8, 1943 WWII Streamer/Battle of Tarawa
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Last Known Activity

KIA, 27 Nov 1943, Buariki, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands. The 2nd Bn, 6th Marines were the last of the 2nd MarDiv reserve and were committed late to Betio during the three day battle of 20-23 Nov 1943. As a result, they were tasked with the mopping up operation of the remaining islets of the Tarawa Atoll. After clearing Biariki (the next islet east of Betio) on D+3 they prepared to initiate the clean-up of the remaining islets on D+4. On 24 Nov 1943 the battalion cleared Buota, the most SE islet of the atoll and for the next three days, they cleared each successive islet moving relentlessly north. On 26 Nov, 1943, they encountered resistance as they conducted the initial reconnaissance of the crossing to the last islet, Buariki. On 27 Nov 1943, LtCol Raymond L Murray directed his battalion in an all-out assault in which they overwhelmed and killed 175 members of the Imperial Japanese Navy's, "Special Naval Landing Force", ending all organized resistance on the atoll. PFC Dehring was one of 2d Bn, 6th Marines, 35 KIA and 60 WIA in the battle.

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