DeRouen, Conrad Caesar, Jr., 2ndLt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0301-Basic Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1944-Present, 0301, Missing In Action
Service Years
1943 - 1944
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Golden Dragon Certificate

Second Lieutenant

 
 

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State of Birth
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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  1944, World War II Fallen


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Last Known Activity
2nd Lt Conrad Caesar DeRouen Jr.
HQ/1/2nd Marines
Wounded in action (fragment, throat) at Saipan, July 8 1944; died of said wounds July 17, 1944
   
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Navy Cross
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant Conrad C. DeRouen (MCSN: 0-24207), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary heroism while serving with First Battalion, Second Marines, SECOND Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces at Saipan, Marianas Islands, on 3 and 8 July 1944. When the communications system on one of our tanks became inoperative during a fierce engagement with the enemy, Second Lieutenant DeRouen seated himself behind the turret and, in the face of intense hostile gunfire, proceeded to direct our supporting tanks toward the areas of strong enemy resistance. Although wounded in the neck by an enemy grenade on 8 July, he gallantly refused to be evacuated and remained steadfast at his station until he collapsed from pain and loss of blood. By his initiative, courage and devotion to duty throughout these hazardous operations, Second Lieutenant DeRouen upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Action Date: July 3 & 8, 1944
   
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Rifle Sharpshooter (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)Missing In Action
  1944-1944, 0301, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)/H&S Co
  1944-Present, 0301, Missing In Action
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
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