Aikens, Clyde Edmond, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 0311, 23rd Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 23rd Marine Regiment (2/23)
Service Years
1944 - 1945
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Iwo Jima Certificate

Private 1st Class

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Caldwell
Last Address
Rt. 9, Box 150
Lenoir, NC

Casualty Date
Feb 19, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section C Row 1 Grave 1415

 Official Badges 


 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartWorld War II FallenJewish War VeteransWW II Memorial National Registry
  1945, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified]
  1945, World War II Fallen
  1945, Jewish War Veterans
  2015, WW II Memorial National Registry

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Sharpshooter (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1944, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
23rd Marine Regiment
  1944-1945, 0311, 23rd Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 23rd Marine Regiment (2/23)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February ‚?? 26 March 1945) was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces landed and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. This five-week battle comprised some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the War in the Pacific of World War II. The Imperial Japanese Army positions on the island were heavily fortified, with a dense network of bunkers, hidden artillery positions, and 11¬†miles of underground tunnels. The Americans on the ground were supported by extensive naval artillery and complete air supremacy over Iwo Jima from the beginning of the battle by U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviators. Iwo Jima was also the only battle by the U.S. Marine Corps in which the American casualties exceeded the Japanese, although Japanese combat deaths numbered three times the number of American deaths. Of the 22,000 Japanese soldiers on Iwo Jima at the beginning of the battle, only 216 were taken prisoner, some of whom were captured because they had been knocked unconscious or otherwise disabled. The majority of the remainder were killed in action, although it has been estimated that as many as 3,000 continued to resist within the various cave systems for many days after wards, eventually succumbing to their injuries or surrendering weeks later. The 36-day (Iwo Jima) assault resulted in more than 26,000 American casualties, including 6,821 dead. Iwo Jima was also the only U.S. Marine battle where the American casualties exceeded the Japanese, although Japanese combat deaths numbered three times as many American deaths. Two US Marines were captured as POWs during the battle; neither of them would survive their captivity.

   
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