Ryan, Wayne E, PFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
746-Automatic Rifleman (BAR)
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 746, B Co, 1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)
Service Years
1943 - 1945

Private 1st Class

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Glendale
Last Address
Gen Del, Glendale, California

Casualty Date
Feb 22, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
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
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section D, Grave 94

 Official Badges 


 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1945, World War II Fallen


 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SD27th Marine Regiment28th Marine Regiment
  1943-1943, 521, 11th Recruit Training Bn
  1944-1944, 745, F Co, 2nd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (2/27)
  1944-1945, 746, B Co, 1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 22 Feb 1945, during offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Iwo Jima Island, Bonin 'Volcano' Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
RYAN, Wayne E., PFC 521/746                      SN: 876009
Born: 30 Jan 1925 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
Enlisted USMC: 28 Sep 1943 (Home of Record: Gen Del, Glendale, California)
Died: 22 Feb 1945 (KIA, Iwo Jima Island, Bonin 'Volcano' Islands)
Interred: Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA (Section D, Grave 94)

Headquarters, Western Recruiting Division, San Francisco, CA
Sep 1943 Pvt, Hq, WRD, San Francisco, CA "28, Jdenl at DHS, Los Angeles, Calif.; to RD, MCB, San Diego, Calif."
11th Recruit Battalion, Training Regiment, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Sep 1943 Pvt, 11thRecBn, TR, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA "28Sep43; 28, Jdfr WRD; 28, enl DHIRS Los Angeles, Calif."
Oct 1943 Pvt, 11thRecBn, TR, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA
Nov 1943 Pvt, 11thRecBn, TR, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA "?, to MB, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif."

1st Raider Company, Raider Battalion, Training Center, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Jan 1944 PFC, 1stRdrCo, RdrBn, TC, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "19, to 2dBn, 27thMarines, 5thMarDiv, Post "

Company F, 2nd Battalion, 27th Marines, 5th Marine Division, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Jan 1944 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 27thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF (Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA) "28Sep43; 19, jdfr RdrBn, RdrBks, TC, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif."

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; AOL fr 6:00am, 8, to 10:00pm, 20, when aprnd by NSP at Portland, Ore.; 21, del by NavAuth to MCRD, Portland, Ore.; 22-30, conf, Portland, Ore. (AAHA)"
Jul 1944 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 28thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF (Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA) "746"
Company B, 1st Battalion, 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1944 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 28thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Territory of Hawaii) "746"
Jan 1945 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 28thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Territory of Hawaii) "746; 10, emb & 11 sailed fr Camp Drewes, T.H. via LST#9; 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 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 28thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands) "876009; 746; 19, disemb at Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands; 19-22, participated in the battle of Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands; 22, KIA on 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-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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