Baten, Coy Truman, Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
604-Light Machine Gunner
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 604, Echo Co, 2nd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (2/9)
Service Years
1942 - 1945

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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Webster
Last Address
Box 1263
Cotton Valley, LA

Casualty Date
Feb 26, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Alexandria National Cemetery - Pineville, Louisiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section C Site 279

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 Unit Assignments
21st Marine Regiment2nd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (2/9)
  1944-1945, 21st Marine Regiment
  1945-1945, 604, Echo Co, 2nd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (2/9)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Bougainville
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Guam (1944)
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
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Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation
My name is Gene Moore and I am an old grad of 1941. I want to tell you about the boys whose names are on this memorial. I say boys because that is what we were, 16 to 17 years old-full of energy and mischief.

We were all born at the right time in history to be caught up in World War II and Korea. While we were in our senior year Hitler's troops were swarming over Europe and shortly after we graduated the Japanese Admiral Isoroko Yamamoto had plans that included most of us. From that time on we all set out to join the military and most of us were involved within the first year.

I want to share with you some of the remembrances that I have of these fine young men.

Coy Baten-A blonde curly haired boy that could pass for any all American boy. Coy joined the Marines and was shipped out to San Diego. He was assigned to the Third Marine Division and took part in the assault on Bougainville in the Marshall Islands, and Guam in the Mariannas. Later at Iwo Jima in the Bonin Islands. Coy was a light 30 caliber machine gunner. He was killed there on Iwo Jima by a sniper that he could not even see. God bless you Coy Baten.Coy, Marvin, Travis Moore and I liked to fish - we would go to Dorcheat Bayou down at Morton's Ferry and fish then we would peel off all our clothes and go skinny dipping. When we were tired of all this we would eat the watermelon that we had stolen on the way.
   
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