Hash, Chester D, 1stSgt

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Last Rank
First Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
585-First Sergeant
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1945, 585, 2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (2/4)/G Co
Service Years
1939 - 1945

First Sergeant

 
One Hash Mark

 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Whitewright
Last Address
Whitewright, Texas

Casualty Date
May 24, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Okinawa
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
West Hill Cemetery - Sherman, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)Pistol Expert

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1939, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 115
 Unit Assignments
6th Marine DivisionMARDET (Afloat)4th Raider Bn4th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (2/4)
  1939-1941, 521, 6th Marine Division
  1939-1942, 522, MarDet USS Nevada (BB-36)
  1942-1943, 812, 4th Raider Bn
  1943-1945, 585, 2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (2/4)/G Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/New Georgia Group Operation
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Guam (1944)
  1945-1945 Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle for Okinawa
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 24 May 1945, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
HASH, CHESTER D., Platoon Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps


4th Marine Raider Battalion,


Date of Action: July 20, 1943


Citation:


The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chester D. Hash, Platoon Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the Fourth Marine Raider Battalion in action against the enemy at Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, on 20 July 1943. Leading his men in vigorous thrusts against Japanese emplacements, Platoon Sergeant Hash was responsible for the destruction of three machine-gun nests. While attacking the third position, he was struck by five machine-gun bullets but emptied his own weapon at the enemy and directed the fire of his platoon until the objective was taken. His aggressiveness and skill served in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and were an inspiration to the men with whom he served.

   
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