Harrison, Lawrence Alan, 1stSgt

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Last Rank
First Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
8999-Sergeant Major/First Sergeant
Last MOSGroup
Miscellaneous Requirements
Primary Unit
1946-1946, 8999, 3rd Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (3/11)
Service Years
1938 - 1946

First Sergeant

 
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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Benton
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Nov 08, 1946
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
China
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Benton Cemetery - Benton, Kansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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  1946, Cold War Fallen

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Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)Pistol Expert

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1938, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
Sea School MCRD San Diego1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)1st Raider Bn
MCB Camp PendletonUS Navy/US Naval Training Station Farragut, ID2nd MLG (formerly 2nd FSSG)3rd Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (3/11)
  1938-1939, 9900, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA
  1939-1939, 9900, Sea School MCRD San Diego
  1939-1940, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)/D Co
  1940-1941, 1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)/D Co
  1942-1943, 0369, 1st Raider Bn
  1943-1944, 8999, MCB Camp Pendleton/Receiving And Casual Battalion
  1944-1945, 8999, MCB Camp Pendleton/Training and Replacement Command (T&R)
  1945-1946, 8999, US Navy/US Naval Training Station Farragut, ID
  1946-1946, 8999, 2nd Landing Support Bn (2nd LSB)/2nd Air Delivery Pltn
  1946-1946, 8999, 3rd Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (3/11)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
  1946-1949 Operation Beleaguer (China)
 Additional Information

Last Known Activity
HE WAS KILLED DURING THE FIGHTING OF BANDITS DURING THE OCCUPATION OF  CHINA AFTER WW2 .

  

Comments/Citation

                     PLATOON SERGEANT

                 LAWRENCE A HARRISON

                       MARINE CORPS


CITATION:

         The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Platoon Sergeant Lawrence A Harrison (MCSN: 268687), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving with Company E, First Marine Raider Battalion during action against Japanese forces on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, on the night of 12-13 September 1942. While on duty with a rifle unit which was overrun and isolated by the Japanese, Platoon Sergeant Harrison immediately took charge of the men under his command and directed his machine-gun fire with such telling accuracy and determination that the enemy was halted. At daybreak of 13 September, realizing that his section was completely surrounded by hostile forces, he dauntlessly fought his way through their lines toward the rear, finally bringing the men and weapons under his command safely through the enemy infested area. His prowess, leadership, and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

   
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