Ackerson, Delbert John, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
521-Other duty (PFC/Private)
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Primary Unit
1944-1945, 0331, 1st Bn, 21st Marine Regiment (1/21)
Service Years
1944 - 1945

Private 1st Class


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Feb 22, 1945
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery - Waterloo, Iowa
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 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

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1944, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA21st Marine Regiment
  1944-1944, MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA
  1944-1945, 0331, 1st Bn, 21st Marine Regiment (1/21)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Delbert John Ackerson enlisted in the Marine Corps 17 March, 1944 from Waterloo, Iowa. Completed recruit training in the 5th Recruit Training Battalion, MCB San Diego, CA. Assigned to the 66th Replacement Battalion, Infantry Training Regiment, MCB Camp Pendleton, CA. Trained and designated an Automatic Rifleman (MOS 476) and assigned to the 6th Replacement Draft. 22 July, 1944 embarked USS Barnstable (APA-93) at San Diego for movement overseas. 30 July, 1944 arrived at Pearl Harbor and assigned to HQ Company, Replacement Battalion, Transient Center, MCB Camp Catlin, Oahu. During August, 1944 embarked Naval Tranport (APA). Assigned as an Automatic Rifleman (MOS 746) in A Company, 1st Battalion, 21st Marines, 3rd Marines Division on Guam. Participated in patrolling against Japanese thru 3 November, 1944. Promoted to Private First Class. 11 February, 1945 embarked Naval Transport (APA). 17 February, 1945 left the Marianas. 19 February, 1945 off shore reserves during the D-Day landings at Iwo Jima. 21 February, 1945 landed Yellow Beach Iwo Jima and participated in combat operations until Killed in Action 22 February, 1945. Next of Kin: Sister, Mrs Edna G Hane, 808 Randolph Street, Waterloo, Iowa. Parents, Mr George E and Mrs Anna G Ackerson, Waterloo, Iowa. Initially buried in the 3rd Marine Division Cemetery on Iwo Jima. 1948 Returned to the US for permanent burial in Waterloo, Iowa. 

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