Bender, Melvin Eugene, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
521-Other duty (PFC/Private)
Primary Unit
1942-1943, 521, H Co, 2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (2/4)
Service Years
1938 - 1943

Private 1st Class

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 Personal Details 

Home State
North Dakota
North Dakota
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Dec 17, 1943
Hostile, Died
Illness, Disease
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Block E Row 2 Grave 17

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French Fourragere

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2016, WW II Memorial National Registry

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1938, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (2/4), 4th Marine Regiment
  1938-1940, Golf Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)
  1942-1943, 521, H Co, 2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (2/4)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/American Theater
  1941-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Bataan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PFC Bender died of acute pneumonia at Japanese POW camp Os-04D-Sakurajima

he was born in 1918
Not Specified
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