Thomas, Loren Edward, Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
737-Rifle NCO
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 737, 1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)
Service Years
1941 - 1945

Sergeant

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Anadarko
Last Address
Emmett, Idaho

Casualty Date
Feb 25, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
Location of Interment
Riverside Cemetery - Emmett, Idaho
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1945, World War II Fallen


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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
Marine Barracks Kodiak, AKMarine Barracks Puget Sound Naval Shipyard28th Marine Regiment
  1942-1943, Marine Barracks Kodiak, AK
  1943-1944, 522, Marine Barracks Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
  1944-1945, 653, 1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)
  1945-1945, 737, 1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sgt. Loren Thomas had worked for Percy Rutledge Halleck and Howard Lumber Company in Cascade, Idaho prior to enlisting on 8 April 1941 from Idaho.

He was stationed in Bremerton MB PSNY, then up to NAS/NOB Kodiak until July 1943 when he returned to Bremerton to the Puget Sound Naval Ammunition Depot. Then to C Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California.

In January 1945, en route to Iwo Jima aboard the USS Dickens.

On Iwo Jima, he was severly wounded on 19 February 1945 and  died of gunshot wounds to left knee and right leg. suffered on 25 February 1945.
   
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