Adams, George Frank, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 521, 1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)
Service Years
1944 - 1945

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Colorado
Colorado
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Englewood, CO
Last Address
2700 So. Clarkson St.
Englewood, CO

Casualty Date
Mar 10, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Fairmount Cemetery - Denver, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section No 1/3 Lot 131, Block 72

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Rifle Sharpshooter (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Unit Assignments
28th Marine Regiment
  1943-1945, 0311, 2nd Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (2/28)
  1944-1945, 521, 1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The 28th Marines took up position on the cliffs overlooking 'The Gorge' while the remainder of the division attacked in the centre and from the east. In brutal fighting, the Marines gradually forced the Japanese back into a smaller and smaller pocket of resistance. The cost was staggering though, with the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 27th Marines badly mauled (the 2nd was in fact withdrawn) in the struggle. A huge blockhouse barred the way for quite a time despite repeated pounding by tanks and demolition reams and it finally took an explosive charge of some 8,500lbs to destroy it. Pfc George Adams was killed in action during the battle

   
Comments/Citation
Feb 11, arrived and disembarked from USS Dickens at Saipan, Marianas Islands
Feb 11, embarked and sailed from Saipan, Marianas Islands via LST #70
Feb 19, arrived and disembarked at Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands
Feb 19 - Feb 28, participated in action against the enemy on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands
Mar 1-9, participated in action against the enemy on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands.
Mar 10, Killed in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands.
Character - Excellent
Mar 25, remains interred in plot 8, row 7, grave 2184, 5th Marine Division Cemetery, Iwo Jima, Volcano Island

From the Feb, Mar 1945 Muster Rolls of the 2nd Bn, 28th Marines.
   
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