Gibo, John, PFC
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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
504-Ammunition Carrier
Last MOSGroup
WW2 Specialties
Last Unit
1943-1943, 504, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/H Co
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
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Last Address
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Casualty Date
Nov 27, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Kiribati
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea - N/A, Pacific Ocean
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 0000
 Unit Assignments
Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC)1st MAW/1st 90mm AAA Gun BnUSMC (United States Marine Corps)6th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)
  1942-1942, 521, RTR, MCRD Parris Island/5th Recruit Training Bn
  1942-1943, 601, 1st MAW/1st 90mm AAA Gun Bn
  1943-1943, 521, 13th Replacement Bn
  1943-1943, 504, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/H Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1939-1943 World War II
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
 Additional Information
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 Gibo was one of the 2d Bn, 6th Marine's, 35 KIA and 61 WIA in the battle.


   
Comments/Citation
GIBO, John, PFC 521/504              SN: 473421
Born:  XX XXX 19XX NY
Enlisted USMCR: 19 Oct 1942
Died: 27 Nov 1943 (DOW, Buariki Island, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands)
Interred: Buried at sea by US Navy on their authority.
 
5th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Oct 1942 Pvt (Rec), 5th Recruit Bn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC "19Oct42; 20, jdfr ERD; 19, enl. DHS, New York, NY"
Dec 1942 Pvt (Rec), 5th Recruit Bn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC

90mm Group, 1st Airdrome Battalion, FMF, Training Center, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Jan 1943 Pvt, 90mm Grp, 1stADBn, FMF, TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC

Co B, 13th Replacement Bn, 3rd Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 Pvt 521, Co B, 13th Replacement Bn, 3rd Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 Pvt 521, Co B, 13th Replacement Bn, 3rd Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
 
H Co, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 Pvt 504, H Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand) "10, jd fr 13th ReplBn"
Oct 1943 PFC 504, H Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)
Nov 1943 PFC 504, H Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands)
 
Based on this service record, I believe that we can confidently state that he rates the following awards for WWII:
Purple Heart Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
American Campaign Medal

Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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