Anderson, Alva E, Sgt

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521-Other duty (PFC/Private)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 521, C Co, 1st Bn, 23rd Marine Regiment (1/23)
Service Years
1942 - 1945



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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mill City
Last Address
Mill City, OR

Casualty Date
Feb 26, 1945
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Unknown, Not Reported
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Unit Assignments
23rd Marine Regiment1st Bn, 23rd Marine Regiment (1/23), 23rd Marine Regiment
  1944-1945, 521, 23rd Marine Regiment
  1944-1945, 521, C Co, 1st Bn, 23rd Marine Regiment (1/23)
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  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
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Last Known Activity
February 26,1945 Iwo Jima
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. Sgt Alva Anderson was Killed in action during this Battle
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