Adams, Robert W, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
776-Radio Operator (Slow Speed)
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 776, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/H&S Co
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Atwood
Last Address
Atwood

Casualty Date
Jun 15, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Saipan
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Wooden Cemetery, Etna Green, IN

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere


 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  2014, World War II Fallen


 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Sharpshooter (Pre 1959)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SD2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)
  1942-1942, 521, RTR, MCRD SD
  1942-1943, 776, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/Echo Co
  1943-1944, 776, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/H&S Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 15 June 1944 during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
ADAMS, Robert W, PFC 521/776             SN: 422844
Born: 21 Sep 1924 Atwood, Indiana
Enlisted: 03 Jul 1942 Indianapolis, Indiana
Died: 15 Jun 1944 (KIA)
Location: Saipan, Marianas Islands
Interred: Wooden Cemetery, Etna Green, IN (Kosciusko County)
 
5th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, MCB, San Diego, CA
Jul 1942 Pvt (Rec), 5th Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “6, jd fr CRD, 3, enl at DHS, Indianapolis, Ind.”
Aug 1942 Pvt (Rec), 5th Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA”qual SS; 14, Tran fr USMCR C1 III(c) to USMCR C1 III(b)”
 
E Co, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Oct 1942 Pvt, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Mar, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, Rear Echelon, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “17, to H&S Co, 6thMar”
Oct 1942 Pvt, H&S Co, 6th Mar(Rein), 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field ” 17, jd fr Co E, 2ndBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, Calif. 17-31, jd for transportation”
 
E Co, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1942 Pvt, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Mar, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, New Caledonia)
Jan 1943 Pvt, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Mar, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands)
Apr 1943 Pvt, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Mar, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)
 
H&S Co, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 Pvt, H&S Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Mar, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)
Oct 1943 PFC, H&S Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)
Nov 1943 PFC, H&S Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands)
Jan 1944 PFC, H&S Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field “HqCo, (CP); 21-31, sk at 75th Sta Hosp, (Army)”
Apr 1944 PFC 776, H&S Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Camp Tarawa, Hilo, Hawaii) ”HqCo (CP); 5-20, sk at A-2-MedBn”
Jun 1944 PFC 776, H&S Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, Marianas Islands)” 15, Killed in action”
 
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-3 stars
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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