Armstrong, Phil, Sgt

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 Service Details
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
0300-Basic Infantryman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Previously Held MOS
0331-Machine Gunner
2532-Multichannel Equipment Operator
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 2nd MAW
Service Years
1942 - 1946
Foreign Language
French
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Golden Dragon Certificate

Sergeant

 
One Hash Mark

 

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon




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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the BRONZE STAR MEDAL to

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS PHILLIP E. ARMSTRONG,
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS RESERVE

for service set forth in the following

CITATION:

"For meritorious service while serving as a Radio Jeep Operator of Marine Service Squadron TWENTY-FOUR, Marine Aircraft Group TWENTY-FOUR, in action against enemy Japanese forces in the Philippine Islands Area, from 22 January to 22 February 1945. Participating in combat against the enemy for four hours during the early stages of the battle for the re-capture of Manilla, Private First Class Armstrong rendered invaluable service in maintaining perfect radio communications with Marine dive bombers. His courage and devotion to duty in the face of intense enemy machine-gun fire were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

Private First Class Armstrong is authorized to wear the Combat "V"

For the President

Secretary of the Navy
   

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
1st Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment  (1/1)1st Marine RegimentI MEF/1st Marine DivisionIII MEF/3rd Marine Division
MAG-242nd MAW
  1942-1943, 1st Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (1/1)
  1942-1943, 1st Marine Regiment
  1942-1945, I MEF/1st Marine Division
  1943-1943, 0331, III MEF/3rd Marine Division
  1945-1945, 2532, MAG-24
  1945-1945, 2nd MAW
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Russel Islands Landings
  1943-1944 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Bougainville
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
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