Adkins, McRae, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 745, 3rd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6)/Lima Co
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Letona
Last Address
Letona

Casualty Date
Jul 01, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Saipan
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Mount Pisgah Cemetery, Mt. Pisgah Rd. Searcy, AR

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere


 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National Registry
  1944, World War II Fallen
  2015, WW II Memorial National Registry

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SD3rd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6)
  1942-1943, 521, 2nd Recruit Training Bn
  1943-1944, 745, 3rd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6)/Lima Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Participated in operations against Imperial Japanese Forces, Saipan, Marianas Islands.
Killed in action, 01 Jul 1944, GSW, abdomen.
   
Comments/Citation
ADKINS, McRae, PFC 521/745                  SN: 510151
Born: 05 Sep 1921 Letona, AR
Enlisted: 02 Dec 1942
Died: 01 Jul 1944 (GSW, abdomen)
Interred: Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Searcy, AR
 
2nd Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, MCB, San Diego, CA
Dec 1942 Pvt (Rec) 2nd Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA
Jan 1943 Pvt 521, 2nd Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “27, tr to Inf Bn, TC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA”
 
Infantry Battalion, Training Center, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jan 1943 Pvt 521, H&S Co, Inf Bn, TC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “27,jd fr 2nd RecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego” 
Apr 1943 Pvt 521, Ord Co, HQ Bn, TC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “23, jd fr Co F, Inf Bn, TC, Post”
Jul 1943 Pvt 521, A Co, Inf Bn, TC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “21, to 24th ReplBn, TC, Post”
 
24th Replacement Battalion, Transient Center, V Amphibious Corps, C/O FPO, San Francisco, CA
Jul 1943 Pvt 745, 24th ReplBn, FMF, San Francisco, CA “21,jd fr Co A, InfBn, TC, Camp Elliott; 22, prom”
 
3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1943 Pvt 745, L Co, 3rd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)
Nov 1943 Pvt 745, L Co, 3rd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands)
Jan 1944 Pvt 745, L Co, 3rd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Camp Tarawa, Hilo, Hawaii)
Apr 1944 PFC 745, L Co, 3rd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Camp Tarawa, Hilo, Hawaii)
Jul 1944 PFC 745, L Co, 3rd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, Marianas Is) “1,KIA,  GSW, abdomen”
 
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
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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