Elgin, George Lewis, Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 0311, 1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)/B Co
Service Years
1944 - 1945

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Warren
Last Address
Jefferson

Casualty Date
Mar 15, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Rock Island National Cemetery - Rock Island, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section D Site 279

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 Unit Assignments
5th Marine Division28th Marine Regiment
  1944-1945, 5th Marine Division
  1945-1945, 0311, 1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)/B Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
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Last Known Activity
George Lewis Elgin entered the Marine Corps 23 April, 1944 from Indianola, Iowa. Completed recruit training in the 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, MCB San Diego, CA. 1-11 July, 1944 on furlough. 17 July, 1944 assigned to the 8th Training Battalion, 4th Infantry Training Regiment, MCB Camp Pendleton, CA.

11 November, 1944 assigned to the 27th Replacement Draft. 23 November, 1944 embarked the USAT Kota Agoeng at San Diego for movement overseas. 2 December, 1944 arrived at Hilo, Hawaii. There the 27th Replacement Draft was attached to Service Troops, 5th Marine Division.

7 January, 1945 embarked the USS Dickins (APA-161) at Hilo, Hawaii. 9 January, 1945 landing rehearsals at Maui and Koohalawe. 10-11 January, 1945 at Honolulu, Hawaii. 13-16 January, 1945 landing rehearsals at Maui. 19-27 January, 1945 at Honolulu, Hawaii. 5-7 February 1945 at Eniwetok, Marshalls. 11-16 February 1945 in the Marianas.

19 February, 1945 off shore during the D-Day landings at Iwo Jima. During the battle landed and assigned as an infantry replacement in the 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division. Participated in combat operations until Killed in Action 15 March, 1945.

Next of Kin: Parents, Mr Paul C and Mrs Nina Margaret Elgin, Route Four, Indianola, Iowa.

Originally buried in the 5th Marine Division Cemetery on Iwo Jima.

22 April 1948 permanent Burial in Rock Island National Cemetery.
   
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