Bourdier, Oscar J, Jr., Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1942-1943, 0311, India Co, 3rd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6)
Service Years
1940 - 1943

Corporal

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Franklin
Last Address
Franklin

Casualty Date
Jan 19, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 12 Site 2873

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French Fourragere


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World War II Fallen
  2014, World War II Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
3rd Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)3rd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6)1st Provisional Marine Brigade, Iceland
  1940-1940, 0300, 3rd Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1940-1941, 0311, India Co, 3rd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6)
  1941-1942, 0311, 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, Iceland
  1942-1943, 0311, India Co, 3rd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 World War II/American Theater/Defense of Iceland Base
  1941-1943 World War II
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in action, 19 Jan 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces, Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
BOURDIER, Oscar J., Jr, Cpl 745                     SN: 295598
Born: 07 Sep 1922 Franklin, LA
Enlisted: 14 Sep 1940
Died: 19 Jan 1943 (GSW)
Interred: Arlington National Cemetery, Section 12, Site 2873
 
3rd Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, MCB, San Diego, CA
Sep 1940 Pvt, Southern Recruiting Division, New Orleans, LA “14, Acc & enl at DHS, New Orleans, LA;
Sep 1940 Pvt (Recruit) 3rd Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA”17, jd fr SRD, New Orleans, LA”
Oct 1940 Pvt (Recruit) 3rd Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA
Nov 1940 Pvt 521 – 3rd Recruit Bn, RD, Base Troops, MCB, San Diego, CA”1, qual MM; 9, to Co I, 6th Marines”
 
I Co, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Brigade, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA
Nov 1940 Pvt 521 – I Co, 3rd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA
Dec 1940 Pvt 521 – I Co, 3rd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA”28-31, fur.”
Jan 1941 Pvt 521 – I Co, 3rd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA “1-5, fur.”
Apr 1941 PFC 745 – I Co, 3rd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA “28, prom to PFC”
 
I Co, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Brigade (PROV), FMF, Iceland
Jul 1941 PFC 745 – I Co, 3rd Bn, 6th Marines, 1st MarBrig (PROV), Reykjavik, Iceland
Oct 1941 PFC 745 – I Co, 3rd Bn, 6th Marines, 1st MarBrig (PROV), Iceland, Base Cmd
Jan 1942 PFC  745 – I Co, 3rd Bn, 6th Marines, 1st MarBrig (PROV), Iceland, Base Cmd
Jan 1942 PFC 745, I Co, 3rd Bn, 6th Marines, 1st MarBrig (Prov), At Sea Aboard USS Munargo
 
I Co, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA
Apr 1942 PFC 745 – I Co, 3rd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA”Spl 6cl general d, BAR”
Jul 1942 Cpl 745 – I Co, 3rd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA”29, prom to Cpl”
 
I Co, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1942 Cpl 745 – I Co, 3rd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1943 Cpl 745 – I Co, 3rd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field; “KIA 19Jan43, GSW, Head”
 
Based on this service record, I believe that we can confidently state that he rates the following awards  for WWII:
Purple Heart Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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