Fox, Myles C, 1stLt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1942-1942, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
Service Years
1941 - 1942

First Lieutenant

 
 

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
New York

Casualty Date
Aug 08, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Platoon Leaders Class (Quantico, VA)
 Unit Assignments
1st Raider BnHQ Bn, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine DivisionUSMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1942-1942, 1st Raider Bn
  1942-1942, HQ Co, HQ Bn, 1st Marine Division
  1942-1942, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Eastern Solomons (Stewart Island)
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
  1942-1942 Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo) /Tulagi Island landing
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Last Known Activity
*FOX, MYLES CROSBY Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Myles Crosby Fox (0-6945), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving with Company E, FIRST Marine Raider Battalion, during the landing assault and seizure of enemy Japanese-held Tulagi Island, British Solomon Islands, on the night of 7 - 8 August 1942. When a hostile counterattack threatened to penetrate the battalion line between E and B Companies, First Lieutenant Fox, although mortally wounded, personally directed the deployment of personnel to cover the gap. As a result of his great personal valor and skillful tactics, the enemy suffered heavy losses and their attack was repulsed. First Lieutenant Fox by his dauntless devotion to duty upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country. Born: October 13, 1918 at New York, New York
   
Comments/Citation
 The Marine Raiders were elite units established by the United States Marine Corps during World War II to conduct amphibious light infantry warfare, particularly in landing in rubber boats and operating behind the lines. This elite unit was considered by the Marine Corps to be its first US Special Operations force. However most combat operations saw the Raiders employed as regular infantry, and combined with the resentment within the Marines that the Raiders were an "elite force within an elite force", led to the abandonment of the experiment. Four battalions served operationally but all were disbanded in February 1944 when the Corps made the doctrinal decision that standard Marine infantry battalions would be trained to perform their missions. The personnel from the Raider battalions were then used to reform the 4th Marine Regiment, which had been lost in the Philippines early in the war.
   
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