Britt, Hugh Albert, Jr., Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
533-Demolition Specialist (Engr)
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1945, 533, 2nd Bn, 21st Marine Regiment (2/21)
Service Years
1942 - 1945

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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Troy
Last Address
Troy

Casualty Date
Mar 01, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section F Site 202

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
RTR, MCRD SDMarine Barracks21st Marine Regiment
  1942-1942, 521, 5th Recruit Training Bn
  1942-1942, 522, Marine Barracks Seattle , WA
  1942-1943, 522, Marine Barracks Whidbey Island
  1943-1945, 533, 2nd Bn, 21st Marine Regiment (2/21)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Bougainville
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Guam (1944)
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 01 Mar 1945, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Iwo Jima Island, Bonin (Volcano) Islands.

 
   
Comments/Citation
BRITT, Hugh A., Jr, Cpl, 521/745/533                       SN: 366796
Born: 10 Feb 1925 Missouri
Enlisted USMC: 27 May 1942 (Home of Record: Troy, Missouri)
Died: 01 Mar 1945 (Killed in Action on Iwo Jima Island, Bonin “Volcano” Islands)
Interred: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI (Section F Site 202)
 
Headquarters, Central Recruiting Division, Chicago, IL
May 1942 Pvt, CRD, Chicago, IL “27May42”
5th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
May 1942 Pvt, 5thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA “27May42; jdfr CRD”
Jul 1942 Pvt, 5thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA “17, qual ER; 23, To MB, PSNYd, Bremerton, Wash.”
 
Marine Detachment, Marine Barracks, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
Jul 1942 Pvt, MD, MB, PSNYd, Bremerton, WA “27May42; 26, jdfr 5thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, Calif.; 26, to MB, NAS, Seattle, Wash.”
Marine Barracks, Naval Air Station, Seattle, WA
Jul 1942 Pvt, MB, NAS, Seattle, WA “27May42; 26, jdfr MB, PSNYd, Bremerton, Wash.; 27-31, temp det d at MD, NRB, Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Wash.”
Oct 1942 Pvt, MB, NAS, Seattle, WA “27May42; 1, by S/Rs to MB, NAS, Whidbey Island, Wash.”
Marine Barracks, Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, WA
Oct 1942 Pvt, MB, NAS, Whidbey Island, WA “27May42; 1, jdfr MB, NAS, Seattle, Wash.”
Jan 1943 Pvt, MB, NAS, Whidbey Island, WA “27May42”
 
Company F, 2ndBattalion, 21stMarines, 3rdMarine Division, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 Pvt, Co F, 2ndBn, 21stMar(Rein), 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Warkworth, N.Z.)
Jul 1943 Pvt, Co F, 2ndBn, 21stMar(Rein), 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “1-18, Dome, Warkworth, N.Z.; 19, emb on bd USS HUNTER LIGGETT at Auckland, N.Z.; 22, sailed; 23-29, at sea; 30, arr & disemb; 31, at Guadalcanal, B.S.I.”
Oct 1943 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 21stMar(Rein), 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.)
Jan 1944 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 21stMar, 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “1-8, on Bougainville, B.S.I.; 9, emb & sailed therefrom via USS GEORGE CLYMER; 10, arr at Guadalcanal, B.S.I.”
Apr 1944 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 21stMar, 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.)
Jul 1944 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 21stMar, 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guam, Marianas Islands) “22, WIA”
Oct 1944 Cpl, Co F, 2ndBn, 21stMar, 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field “533(EP); 14, pro.”
Jan 1945 Cpl, Co F, 2ndBn, 21stMar, 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field “533(EP); 26, rcvd Purple Heart Medal awd, for wounds rcvd as a result of enemy action on 22Jul1944”

Mar 1945 Cpl, Co F, 2ndBn, 21stMar, 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field “366796; 1, killed in action, GO#20 does not apply; Char Exc”

Based on this service record, I believe that we can confidently state that he rates the following awards for WWII:
Purple Heart Medal w/ Gold Star
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Navy Unit Commendation

Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-3 stars
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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