Abel, Jacob Wallman, PFC

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 Service Details
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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 745, F Co, 2nd Bn, 23rd Marine Regiment (2/23)
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
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Washington, DC
Last Address
New York, NY

Casualty Date
Feb 28, 1945
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
World War II
Location of Interment
Washington Hebrew Congregation Cemetery, District Of Columbia
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
  1945, World War II Fallen
  2014, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2014, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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

 Unit Assignments
4th Marine Division23rd Marine Regiment
  1943-1945, 521, 4th Marine Division
  1944-1945, 745, F Co, 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
Iwo Jima (Feb 1945)
23rd reached the southwest slopes of the vital Hill 382 on February 26, and was met by a murderous wall of fire there. This hill was the key point in the whole Japanese defense line, and for days it was the scene of the bitterest kind of fighting, with RCT 23 and then ECT 24 attempting to capture it and keep It. Dug-In tanks, deep crevices with long tunnels, and multitude of camouflaged emplacements took a heavy toll of the attacking units. Often it seamed that he radar station on top would never be taken. "It appeared that there were underground passageways leading into the defenses on Hill 382, and when one occupant of a pillbox was killed, another one came up to take his place.* Finally, late on March 3, the hail was secured. The anchor of the enemy defense line had ben taken by storm, and the success of the Division was now assured, but some of the companies which had fought for Hill 382 were nearly wiped out. 
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