Aarant, Loyd Long, HM1

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Last Rank
Hospital Corpsman First Class Petty Officer
Last Primary MOS
HM-8404-Field Medical Service Technician
Last MOSGroup
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Primary Unit
1944-1945, HM-8404, H&S Co, 3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27)
Service Years
1943 - 1945

Hospital Corpsman First Class Petty Officer


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Dexter, MO
Last Address
314 N. Poplar
Dexter, MO

Casualty Date
Mar 11, 1945
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War II
Location of Interment
Dexter Cemetery - Dexter, Missouri
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World War II FallenThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorWWII Memorial National RegistryThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1945, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  1945, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2014, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2014, The National Gold Star Family Registry [Verified]

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USMC (United States Marine Corps)3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27), 27th Marine Regiment
  1944-1944, Infantry Training Center Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
  1944-1945, HM-8404, H&S Co, 3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
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Last Known Activity
'The Gorge' while the remainder of the division attacked in the centre and from the east. In brutal fighting, the Marines gradually forced the Japanese back into a smaller and smaller pocket of resistance. The cost was staggering though, with the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 27th Marines badly mauled (the 2nd was in fact withdrawn) in the struggle. A huge blockhouse barred the way for quite a time despite repeated pounding by tanks and demolition reams and it finally took an explosive charge of some 8,500lbs to destroy it. HA1 Lloyd Aarant was killed in action During the battle.

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