Balmer, George, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
5579-Musician, Contrabass Bugle
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1945-Present, 5579, MIA - WWII
Service Years
1941 - 1945

Private 1st Class

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World War II Fallen
  2014, World War II Fallen

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Service numberĀ 331237
The 3rd Tank Battalion was formed during World War II on 16 September 1942. Arriving on the island on 20 February 1945, the battalion played an important role in the capture of Iwo Jima. PFC Balmer was killed on March 4, 1945.
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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Sharpshooter (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA1st Tank Bn3rd Tank BnMissing In Action
  1942-1942, 5500, Field Music School, MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA
  1943-1944, 5579, D Co, 1st Tank Bn
  1945-1945, 5579, C Co, 3rd Tank Bn
  1945-Present, 5579, MIA - WWII
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Cape Gloucester
  1944-1944 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Peleliu
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
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