Alcock, Elwin I, PFC

Fallen
 
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 Service Details
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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 0311, 1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)/B Co
Service Years
1943 - 1945

Private 1st Class

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fredricksburg
Last Address
Fredricksburg

Casualty Date
Feb 19, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartWorld War II FallenWW II Memorial National Registry
  1945, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified]
  1945, World War II Fallen
  2015, WW II 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
28th Marine Regiment
  1944-1945, 0311, 1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)/B Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
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.

   
Comments/Citation
Burial:
Alcock Cemetery
Frederika
Bremer County
Iowa, USA
   
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