Serafini, Gilbert, MGySgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Master Gunnery Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
0333-Heavy Machine Gunner
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 6561, III MAF
Service Years
1941 - 1945

Master Gunnery Sergeant

 
 

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 Personal Details 

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1919
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt Art Surdu ("Skosh") to remember Marine MGySgt Gilbert Serafini (JUZZY).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Mark Illinois
Putnam County

Date of Passing
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Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Marine Gunner WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

Emerald Shellback




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


THEY WILL LIVE A LONG TIME THESE MEN OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC. THEY HAD AN AMERICAN QUALITY. THEY, LIKE THEIR VICTORIES, WILL BE REMEMBERED AS LONG AS OUR GENERATION LIVES. AFTER THAT, LIKE THE MEN OF THE CONFEDERACY, WILL BECOME STRANGERS. LONGER AND LONGER SHADOWS WILL OBSCURE THEM, UNTIL THEIR GUADALCANAL SOUNDS DISTANT ON THE EAR LIKE SHILOH AND VALLEY FORGE.
(JAMES MICHENER)

Gill was born in Mark Illinois. After the war Gunny Serafini moved to Detroit. He and his brother Chesko opened a grocery store on 7 mile road in Detroit. After some years he then moved back to Mark Illinois where he retired from J&L Steel Corp. He enjoyed many years of retirement with his wife Dorothy and all of his children who lived close to him. "Juzzy" passed away in 2003.
   
Other Comments:
Gunny Serafini fought at Guadalcanal in WWII with the 1st Marine Division attached to the 24th Air Wing. He fought many battles during Guadalcanal including Edson's Bloody Ridge, Tulagi, Matanikau, Tenaru. TO HONOR GUNNY SERAFINI AND ALL WWII VETERANS, PLEASE PLAY THE VIDEO BELOW:
   
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Rifle Expert 4th AwardPistol Expert 2nd Award

 
 Unit Assignments
I MEF/1st Marine DivisionMAG-46III MAF
  1942-1942, 0311, I MEF/1st Marine Division
  1945-1945, MAG-46/MAG HQ, Miramar, CA
  1945-1945, 6561, III MAF
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle for Henderson Field
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of the Tenaru
  1942-1942 Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo) /Tulagi Island landing
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Eastern Solomons (Stewart Island)
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Edson's Bloody Ridge
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/New Georgia Group Operation
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Family Photos18
  Guadalcanal 194236
  Marine Photos3
  WWII Posters18
  Oct 24, 2013, General Photos1
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