A'Hearn, Joseph James, Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 0311, 2nd Bn, 25th Marine Regiment (2/25)/F Co
Service Years
1944 - 1945

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Somerville
Last Address
Somerville

Casualty Date
Feb 27, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Cambridge Veterans Cemetary - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorWW II Memorial National Registry
  1945, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  1945, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2014, WW II 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
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island1st Infantry Training Regiment/Infantry Training Regiment (Camp Geiger)2nd Bn, 25th Marine Regiment (2/25)
  1944-1944, 0311, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/5th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1944-1944, 1st Infantry Training Regiment/Infantry Training Regiment (Camp Geiger)
  1944-1945, 0311, 2nd Bn, 25th Marine Regiment (2/25)/F Co
 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
   
Comments/Citation
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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