Abraham, Donald Robert, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 0311, 3rd Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (3/28)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Golden Dragon Certificate
Shellback Certificate
Iwo Jima Certificate

Private 1st Class

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New London
Last Address
919 North St
New London, WI


Casualty Date
Mar 05, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Fort Snelling National Cemetery - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot C-1,0, 7307

 Official Badges 


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon Shellback


 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National Registry
  1945, World War II Fallen
  2014, WW II Memorial National Registry


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


   
Comments/Citation


 
Silver Star Medal

 

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Donald R. Abraham (MCSN: 474542), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with Company G, Third Battalion, Twenty-Eighth Marines, FIFTH Marine Division at Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, on 5 March 1945. Participating in an attack on a strongly entrenched enemy force and overrunning its position, Private First Class Abraham, with his squad, was subjected to heavy mortar and intense sniper fire. Making his way to a nearby friendly tank, Private First Class Abraham directed it through his squad's area to a good firing position, retained his hazardous position and successfully directed its fire to destroy a heavy enemy mortar emplacement. His sound judgment and outstanding devotion to duty, in the face of grave peril, contributed to the success of that operation and reflect the highest credit upon Private First Class Abraham and the United States Naval Service.
Action Date: March 5, 1945
   
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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Unit Assignments
5th Marine Division28th Marine Regiment
  1944-1945, 521, 5th Marine Division
  1944-1945, 0311, 3rd Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (3/28)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Bougainville
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  His service 1942 to 1944 Para Marines1
  Burial on Iwo Jima
  Honored on The 1st Marine Parachute Regiment Honor Roll
  Sep 23, 1942, Service entry date
  Mar 23, 1948, Re Burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery
  Mar 11, 2014, General Photos7
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