Alcock, Elwin I, PFC

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Private 1st Class
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1944-1945, 0311, B Co, 1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)
Service Years
1943 - 1945

Private 1st Class


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Casualty Info
Home Town
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Casualty Date
Feb 19, 1945
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Military Order of the Purple HeartWorld War II FallenWWII Memorial National Registry
  1945, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified]
  1945, World War II Fallen
  2015, WWII Memorial National Registry

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

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
28th Marine Regiment
  1944-1945, 0311, B Co, 1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Elwin Io Alcock enlisted in the Marine Corps 17 May 1943 from Fredericksburg Iowa. Completed recruit training 7th Recruit Training Battalion, MCB San Diego. Assigned Marine Barracks Naval Ammunition Depot Mare Island California. Promoted to Pfc.

March 1944 assigned as an Automatic Rifleman (MOS 746) in B Company 1st Battalion 28th Marines 5th Marine Division MCB Camp Pendleton.

September 1944 overseas San Diego to Camp Tarawa Hawaii. January 1945 left Pearl Harbor for the invasion of Iwo Jima. 19 February 1945 Killed in Action during D-Day combat operations at Iwo Jima.

Next of Kin: Parents, Mr. Io A and Mrs. Louise M Alcock, General Delivery, Fredricksburg, Iowa.

Initially buried in 5th Marine Division Cemetery Iwo Jima.

1948 returned to the US for permanent burial in Frederika, Iowa.

At 0902 on February 19, 1945 Bobo's Bastards (B Company, 28th Marines) landed near the base of Suribachi on Iwo Jima. Lt. Frank Wright and his First Platoon planted the American Flag and quickly struck out for Iwo's west coast. at 1030 elements of this platoon reached their objective, and Suribachi was severed from the rest of the island. The four day struggle for Suribachi was underway. Twenty-one men from Baker Company died this day and another fourty-four men were wounded.

Alcock Cemetery
Bremer County
Iowa, USA
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