Corbett, John R, 1stLt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1943-1943, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
Service Years
1942 - 1943
Officer Collar Insignia

First Lieutenant


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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Washington, DC
Last Address
Washington, DC

Casualty Date
Jul 20, 1943
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Solomon Islands
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Rifle Expert

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Platoon Leaders Class (Quantico, VA)
 Unit Assignments
4th Raider BnHeadquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1942-1943, 1542, Q Company, 4th Raider Bn
  1943-1943, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/New Georgia Group Operation
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
*CORBETT, JOHN R. First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps (Reserve) 4th Marine Raider Battalion, Date of Action: July 20, 1943 Citation: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John R. Corbett, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism as a Member of the Fourth Marine Raider Battalion in action against the enemy at Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, on 20 July 1943. Twice-wounded, First Lieutenant Corbett intelligently and courageously maneuvered his platoon in a skillful, steady advance against strong enemy resistance. Ignoring his own safety in the interest of his men and the success of his assigned mission, he heroically continued to direct his platoon's fire until he lost consciousness from a third wound which caused his death. Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Order No. 529 (December 26, 1943) Home Town: Washington, D.C.

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