Brannon, John William, Jr., PFC

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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
1944 - 1945

Private 1st Class

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Warrior
Last Address
Rt. 1, Warrior, Jefferson County, Alabama

Casualty Date
Mar 02, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Briar Fork Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery - Hazel Green, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
n/a

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 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  2016, World War II Fallen


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

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1944, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SD28th Marine Regiment
  1944-1944, 521, 8th Recruit Training Bn
  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
Died of Wounds received in action, 02 Mar 1945, during offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Iwo Jima Island, Bonin "Volcano" Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
BRANNON, John W., Jr, PFC, 521/746(BAR Man)               SN: 939589
Born: 11 Feb 1924 Madison, Alabama
Enlisted USMCR: 19 Jan 1944 (Home of Record: Rt. 1, Warrior, Jefferson County, Alabama)
Died: 02 Mar 1945 (DOW, Iwo Jima, Bonin "Volcano" Islands)
Interred: Briar Fork Prim. Baptist Church Cemetery, Hazel Green, AL (Section , Grave )

Headquarters, Southern Procurement Division, Atlanta, GA
Jan 1944 Pvt, Hq, SPD, Atlanta, GA "19Jan44; 19, ind at DHIRS, Birmingham, Ala. and tr to RDep, MCB, San Diego, Calif."
8th Recruit Battalion, Training Regiment, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Jan 1944 Pvt, 8thRecBn, TR, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA "19Jan44; 521; 19, assgd act d; 23, jdfr SRD; 19, enl DHIRS, Birmingham, Ala."
Mar 1944 Pvt, 8thRecBn, TR, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA "521; ?, to TC, FMF, 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 "521"
Jul 1944 Pvt, Co B, 1stBn, 28thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "746"
Company B, 1st Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1944 Pvt, Co B, 1stBn, 28thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field "746"
Jan 1945 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 28thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field "746; 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 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 28thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands) "19, disemb at Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands; 19-28, participated in the battle of Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands"
Mar 1945 PFC, Co B, 1st Bn, 28th mar, 5th MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands) "939589; 746; 1, participated in the battle of Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands; 1, WIA; 2, DOW"

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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