Aden, Gene J, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
653-Machine Gun Squad Leader
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 653, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/Echo Co
Service Years
1942 - 1944

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Peoria
Last Address
Peoria

Casualty Date
Aug 02, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Northern Mariana Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section N, Row 0, Site 162

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French Fourragere


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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National Registry
  1943, 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
USMC (United States Marine Corps)2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/Echo Co
  1942-1942, 521, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA
  1942-1943, 745, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/Echo Co
  1943-1943, 604, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/Echo Co
  1943-1944, 604, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/Echo Co
  1944-1944, 604, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/Echo Co
  1944-1944, 653, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/Echo 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
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Tinian (1944)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action 02 Aug 1944, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Tinian, Northern Marianas Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
ADEN, Gene J, Cpl 653                       SN: 425729
Born:  02 Feb 1924 Peoria, Illinois
Enlisted: Jul 1942
Died: 02 Aug 1944 (KIA)
Location: Tinian, Northern Marianas Islands
Interred: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI; Sec N, Row 0, Site 162
 
Xxx Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, MCB, San Diego, CA
Jul 1942 Pvt (Rec), Xxx Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “ jd fr CRD;  enl. DHS, Chicago, IL”
Oct 1942 Pvt 521, Xxx Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA
Oct 1942 Pvt 521, H&S Co, 6th Marine Reg, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field “17, jd fr Co E, 2nd Bn, 6th Mar, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA, 17-31, joined for transportation”
 
E Co, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1942 Pvt 521, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, New Caledonia)
Dec 1942 Pvt 745, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, New Caledonia)
Jan 1943 Pvt 745, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands)
Apr 1943 PFC, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, NZ)”1-12, msm; 26, pro(temp)”
Jul 1943 PFC, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, NZ)”25-31, sk C-2-MedBn”
Oct 1943 PFC, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, NZ)
Nov 1943 PFC, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands)
Jan 1944 PFC, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Camp Tarawa, Hilo, Hawaii)
Apr 1944 Cpl 653, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Camp Tarawa, Hilo, Hawaii)
Jul 1944 Cpl 653, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, Marianas Islands)””
Aug 1944 Cpl 653, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, Marianas Islands)”02, KIA”
 
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-4 stars
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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