Andrews, Kenneth, PFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 9962, 1st Parachute Regiment/2nd Parachute Bn
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Indianapolis
Last Address
Indianapolis, Indiana

Casualty Date
Oct 31, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section F, Row 5, Grave 13

 Official Badges 


 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1943, World War II Fallen


 Ribbon Bar
Basic Parachutist

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 0000
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SD1st Parachute Regiment
  1942-1943, 521, 4th Recruit Training Bn
  1943-1943, 9962, 1st Parachute Regiment/2nd Parachute Bn
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Vella Lavella
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Raid on Choiseul
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 31 Oct 1943, during operations (The Choiseul Raid) against Imperial Japanese Forces on Choiseul, British Solomon Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
ANDREWS, Kenneth, PFC  521/745              SN: 504515
Born: 09 Sep 1923 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Enlisted USMCR: 02 Dec 1942 (Home of Record: 744 Lexington Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana)
Died: 31 Oct 1943 (KIA, Choiseul, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Fort William McKinley Cemetery, Manila, P.I. (Section F, Row 5, Grave 13)
 
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Dec 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA
Jan 1943 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA
Feb 1943 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA CA "tr by S/RS fr USMCR Cl III(c) to Cl III(b); to Para Trng Sch, Camp Gillespie, San Diego, Calif."
 
Company A, Parachute Training School, Camp Gillespie, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Feb 1943 Pvt, Co A, ParaTrngSch, Camp Gillespie, MCB, San Diego, CA "?, jdfr 4thRecBn, RDep, MCB, Post"
 
Parachute Replacement Company, Schools Battalion, Training Center, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Apr 1943 PFC, ParaReplCo, SBn, TrngCtr, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA "Para" 
14th Replacement Battalion, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 PFC, 14thReplBn, FMF, In the Field "Temp att; emb 17Apr43 and sailed 18Apr43"
 
2nd Parachute Battalion, 1st Marine Parachute Regiment, 1st MAC, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 PFC, 2ndParaBn, 1stMarParReg, 1stMAC, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, Solomon Is.) "Co F; Para"
Oct 1943 PFC, 2ndParaBn, 1stMarParReg, 1stMAC, FMF, In the Field (Choiseul, Solomon Is.) "Co F; Para; 31, KIA during raid on enemy; Remains were recovered after the war and interred in the Philippines" 
 
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
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
Basic Parachutist Wings
 
   
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