Clary, James D, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
737-Rifle NCO
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 737, 1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)/B Co
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Nebraska
Nebraska
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Alliance
Last Address
223 Sweetwater Street, Alliance, Nebraska

Casualty Date
Feb 19, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
Location of Interment
Alliance County Cemetery - Alliance, Nebraska
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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World War II Fallen
  1945, World War II Fallen


 Ribbon Bar
Basic Parachutist

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SD1st Parachute Regiment28th Marine Regiment
  1942-1942, 521, 11th Recruit Training Bn
  1942-1944, 745, 1st Parachute Regiment/3rd Parachute Bn
  1944-1945, 737, 1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)/B Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Vella Lavella
  1943-1944 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Bougainville
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Died of Wounds received in action, 19 February 1945, during offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Iwo Jima Island, Bonin 'Volcano' Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
CLARY, James D., PFC, 521/745/653/737                 SN: 446653
Born: 19 Jan 1924 Mullen, Nebraska
Enlisted USMCR: 07 Sep 1942 (Home of Record: 223 Sweetwater Street, Alliance, Nebraska)
Died: 19 Feb 1945 (DOW, Iwo Jima Island, Bonin 'Volcano' Islands)
Interred: Alliance Cemetery, Alliance, NE (Section , Grave )

11th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Sep-Nov 1942 Pvt, 11thRecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA "7Sep42; 10Sep, Jdfr CRD; ?Nov, to ParaTrngS, Camp Gillespie, MCB, Post"

Company A, Parachute Training School, Camp Gillespie, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Nov-Dec 1942 Pvt, Co A, ParaTrng School, Camp Gillespie, MCB, San Diego, CA "7Sep42; ?, jdfr 11thRecBn, RDep, MCB, Post; ?, desig Stud Para; ?-?, Stud Para"

Company C, 3rd Parachute Battalion, ACPF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jan 1943 PFC, Co C, 3rdParaBn, ACPF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA "7Sep42; Para"
3rd Marine Parachute Battalion, 1st Marine Parachute Regiment, 1st MAC, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 PFC, Co L, 3rdParaBn, 1stMarParReg, 1stMAC, FMF, In the Field "Para"
Jul 1943 PFC, Co L, 3rdParaBn, 1stMarParReg, 1stMAC, FMF, In the Field "Para"
Oct 1943 PFC, Co L, 3rdParaBn, 1stMarParReg, 1stMAC, FMF, In the Field "Para; 13, emb on board LST V-11-E at Guadalcanal, B.S.I. and sailed therefr; 14, arr & disemb at Vella Lavella, B.S.I."
Jan 1944 PFC, Co L, 3rdParaBn, 1stMarParReg, 1stMAC, FMF, In the Field "Para; 15, emb abd LST#4 at Bougainville, B.S.I.; 16, sailed therefrom; 17, enroute; 18, arr & disemb at Guadalcanal, B.S.I."

Company B, 1st Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Apr 1944 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 28thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "745"
Jul 1944 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 28thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "653"
Company B, 1st Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1944 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 28thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field "737"
Jan 1945 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 28thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field "737; 10, emb & 11 sailed fr Camp Drewes, Hawaii, T.H. via LST#1; 17, arr & disemb at Lahaini Roads, Maui, T.H.; 17, emb & sailed fr Lahaini Roads, Maui, T.H. via USS DICKENS; 18 arr at Honolulu, T.H. and 27, sailed therefrom."
Feb 1945 Cpl, Co B, 1stBn, 28thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands) "446653; 737; 19, disemb at Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands; 19, participated in the battle of Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands; 19, Killed in action against the enemy, Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands"

Based on this service record, I believe that we can confidently state that he rates the following awards for WWII:
Purple Heart Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-3 stars
World War II Victory Medal
Basic Parachutist Badge
 
   
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