A'Hearn, Joseph James, Pvt

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1944-1945, 0311, F Co, 2nd Bn, 25th Marine Regiment (2/25)
Service Years
1944 - 1945



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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Feb 27, 1945
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War II
Location of Interment
Cambridge Veterans Cemetary - Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorWWII Memorial National Registry
  1945, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  1945, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2014, WWII Memorial National Registry

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

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1944, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris IslandInfantry Training Regiment (Camp Geiger), 1st Infantry Training Regiment (Cadre)2nd Bn, 25th Marine Regiment (2/25)
  1944-1944, 0311, 5th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1944-1944, Infantry Training Regiment (Camp Geiger), 1st Infantry Training Regiment (Cadre)
  1944-1945, 0311, F Co, 2nd Bn, 25th Marine Regiment (2/25)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Iwo Jima
The 25th Marines replaced the 24th Marines in the battle for Hill 382 in the 'Meatgrinder' and their initial attack advanced over 100yds before it was halted by machine gun fire from the 'Amphitheater' and 'Turkey Knob'. The 23rd Marines had moved through a minefield at the edge of the airfield and as they approached a ruined radio station at the foot of the hill, they were met by an intense artillery barrage and machine gun fire that stopped the advance in its tracks. It was obvious that the Marines had come up against the Japanese main defensive line and that the Japanese would be retreating no further. Pvt Joseph A'haern was killed in action during the Battle
http://www.arcent.army.mil/news_letters/2005/march/09mar%20desert%20voice.pdf Pvt A'Hearn's grandson is US Marine Major Christopher Moretti.
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