Abbott, Robert Alvin, 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
1943-1945, 0311, B Co, 1st Bn, 26th Marine Regiment (1/26)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Golden Dragon Certificate
Iwo Jima Certificate

Private 1st Class

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Coffeyville, KS
Last Address
Coffeyville, KS

Casualty Date
Mar 21, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Japan
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery - Coffeyville, Kansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon


 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2014, World War II Fallen
  2014, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2014, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Bn, 26th Marine Regiment (1/26)
  1943-1945, 0311, B Co, 1st Bn, 26th Marine Regiment (1/26)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Iwo Jima
(Presidential Unit Citation: Assault Troops, Fifth Amphibious Corps, 19 to 28 February 1945)
The 5th Division landed on Iwo Jima on 19 February 1945. The division landed on the left northeast of Mount Suribachi and sustained heavy initial losses so much so that by that afternoon the 26th Marines had to be released as the division reserve. The 5th Marine Division would fight on Iwo Jima from 19 February until 18 March where they would sustain 1,098 killed in action and 2,974 wounded in action. This was the highest casualty rate amongst the Marine divisions involved in the invasion. The 5th Marine Division began loading onto ships on 18 March and finally left Iwo Jima on 27 March 1945. On 21 March 1945 the 5th Marine Division Cemetery was formally dedicated on Iwo Jima. Chaplains prayed, Major General Keller E. Rockey added a tribute to the dead and Lieutenant Roland B. Gittelsohn, U.S. Navy and a 5th Division chaplain, spoke of friends buried and "the ghastly price of freedom...." The flag was raised then lowered to half-mast. Taps was played echoing across the dark foreboding ash of Sulfur Island. Iwo Jima became an important support and emergency landing field for aircraft based out of the Marianas. In recognition of the 5th Marine Division's sacrifice in securing the island, the US Army Air Corps 9th Bombardment Group named a B-29 "The Spearhead", with elaborate nose art depicting the Division's insignia and the flag raising on Mt. Suribachi.
   
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