Hunt, Wilfred A, PltSgt

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Last Rank
Platoon Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1942-1944, 521, 1st Raider Bn
Service Years
1940 - 1946

Platoon Sergeant

 
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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Brooklyn
Last Address
San Diago, Ca

Date of Passing
Sep 10, 2003
 
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere


 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
United States Marine Raiders Association
  2011, United States Marine Raiders Association [Verified]


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
                 PRIVATE FIRST CLASS
                    
                     WILFRED A. HUNT

                       MARINE CORPS

For service as set forth in the following:

CITATION:

    The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Private First Class Wilfred A Hunt (MCSN:290821), United States Marine Corps foe extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving with the First Marine Raider Battalion, during the landing assault and seizure of japanese held Tulagi Island, Btitish Solomon Islands on 7 August 1942. With hostile machinegun fire holding up the foward element of his squad, Private First Class Hunt on his own initive and at great risk to his life, rushed the enemy position and anaided destroyed the Japanese machine-gunners with hand grenades. His great personal valor and fearless, determined action in effectively removing the threat to his squad and clearing the way for its futher advance, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: 7 august 1942

Service: Marine Corps
   
Other Comments:
                       SILVER STAR

(CITATION NEEDED)- Synopsis: Wilfred A Hunt (MCSN: 290821) United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantery in action at New Georgia, Solomon Islands on July 8, 1943.

Action Date: July 8, 1943

Service: Marine Corps
   
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Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)Pistol Sharpshooter

 
 Unit Assignments
5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)1st Raider Bn
  1940-1941, 521, 1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)/C Co
  1942-1944, 521, 1st Raider Bn
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo) /Tulagi Island landing
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/New Georgia Group Operation
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