Thornton, George P., PFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
604-Light Machine Gunner
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 604, 1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)/B Co
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Private 1st Class

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1919
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Cpl Robert 'Bob' Allen (usmc987332)-Deceased to remember Marine PFC George P. Thornton.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Mar 18, 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
D, 68

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


 Ribbon Bar

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SDMarine BarracksUSMC (United States Marine Corps)3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment  (3/1)/I Co
28th Marine Regiment
  1942-1942, 521, 2nd Recruit Training Bn
  1942-1943, 522, Marine Barracks Hawthorne, NV
  1943-1943, 604, Infantry Training Center Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
  1943-1943, 604, 3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (3/1)/I Co
  1945-1945, 604, 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
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PFC George Thornton enlisted in April 1942.

He served with Company B, 1st Battalion, 28th Marines.  He was killed in action in the "Bloody Gorge" area of Iwo Jima in March 1945.
   
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