Easton, Charles S., Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
737-Rifle NCO
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1942-1943, 737, O Company, 4th Raider Bn
Service Years
1941 - 1943

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Maunie
Last Address
Maunie, Ill

Casualty Date
Jul 20, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Maple Ridge Cemetery - Carmi, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
n/a

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
4th Raider Bn
  1942-1943, 737, O Company, 4th Raider Bn
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/New Georgia Group Operation
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
              CORPORAL

      CHARLES S. EASTON

   MARINE CORPS RESERVE

For service as set forth in the following:

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Corporal Charles S. Easton, United States Marine Corps (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company O, Fourth Marine Raider Battalion, in the early part of the engagement at Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, on 20 July 1943. Repeatedly leading his squad in charges against well established enemy positions, Corporal Easton was credited with wiping out three machinegun nests that blocked the advance of the company. Even when he was wounded, he refused to leave the fight and directed the fire of his squad until he collapsed. Corporal Easton died of the wounds he recieved in the attack where he had displayed the highest type of courage and devotion to duty. The outstanding heroism and skill displayed by Corporal Easton on this occasion reflect highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States. He gallantlt gave his life for his country.
   
Comments/Citation
Cpl. U.S. Marines, WW2-Cpl. Easton was killed in action on 7-2-1943 while serving on the New Georgia Island in the South Pacific.

He is the son Mrs. Ted Dehring of 1445 Starr Street in Peoria, Illinois, and has one sister, Mrs. Edith Smith of Carmi, Illinois. Cpl. Easton was a member of the famous "Marine Raiders", and he enlisted in the Marines on February 2, 1941 in Evansville, Indiana, and did his training at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Oceanside, Calif.

Cpl Easton was buried at the Maple Ridge Cemetery. in Carmi, Ill.
   
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