Jarnagin, Spencer, 2ndLt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Primary Unit
1950-1950, G Co, 3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (3/1)
Service Years
1945 - 1950
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Second Lieutenant


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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Raleigh, NC

Casualty Date
Sep 21, 1950
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Korea, South
Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Second Battle of Seoul
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Korean War Fallen
  1950, Korean War Fallen

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Rifle MarksmanPistol Marksman

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris IslandMCRD (Cadre) Parris Island, SC1st Recruit Training Bn, MCRD (Cadre) Parris Island, SC1st Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (1/11)
1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5), 5th Marine RegimentMCB Quantico, VA3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment  (3/1), 1st Marine Regiment
  1945-1945, 4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1946-1946, MCRD (Cadre) Parris Island, SC
  1947-1947, 1st Recruit Training Bn, MCRD (Cadre) Parris Island, SC
  1947-1947, 1st Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (1/11)
  1948-1948, B Co, 1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)
  1948-1949, Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, VA
  1950-1950, G Co, 3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (3/1)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Second Battle of Seoul
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The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Second Lieutenant Spencer Hewitt Jarnagin (MCSN: 0-49956), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as a Platoon Commander in Company G, Third Battalion, First Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 21 September 1950. While under enemy machine gun fire, Second Lieutenant Jarnagin fearlessly led his platoon into a position from which he could more effectively launch an attack, repeatedly exposing himself to hostile fire to position the members of his platoon and personally direct their fire and that of his machine guns. Continuously running through enemy fire to carry out his mission, Second Lieutenant Jarnagin was fatally wounded by an intense hostile machine gun barrage. His courageous initiative and heroic actions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Action Date: September 21, 1950

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Company: Company G

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 1st Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.)
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