Altmann, Theodore, Jr., PFC

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

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago
Last Address
6002 South Wallace Street
Chicago, Illinois

Casualty Date
Nov 22, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Kiribati
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea - N/A, Pacific Ocean
Wall/Plot Coordinates
n/a

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
USMC (United States Marine Corps)1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)
  1943-1943, 521, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA
  1943-1943, 745, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)/C Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Wounded in Action and Died of Wounds, 22 Nov 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
ALTMANN, Theodore Jr, PFC 745                 SN: 834275
Born:  XX XXX 19XX Chicago, Illinois
Enlisted: 27 Feb 1943 Chicago, IL (6002 South Wallace Street, Chicago)
Died: 22 Nov 1943 (DOW, Betio, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands)
Interred: Buried at Sea by Naval Authority
 
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, MCB, San Diego, CA
Feb 1943 Pvt (Rec), 4th Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA
Apr 1943 Pvt 521, 4th Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “24, tr to M Trans School, Post (operators)”
 
Motor Transport School, Service Battalion, MCB, San Diego, CA
Apr 1943 Pvt, MT Sch, SvcBn, MCB, San Diego, CA “27Feb43; 24, jdfr 4th RecBn, RDep, Post; 25-30, Stud Motor Vehicle Operators Course”
 
Jul 1943 Pvt, Co A, Infantry Bn, Training Center, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “21, to 24th ReplBn, FMF, Post”
 
24th Replacement Battalion, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 PFC, 24th Replacement Battalion, FMF, In the Field “27Feb43; 21, jd fr Co A, InfBn, TC, Camp Elliott; 22, prom.”
 
C Co, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Aug 1943 Pvt, C Co, 1stBn, 6thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)
Oct 1943 PFC, C Co, 1stBn, 6thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)
Nov 1943 PFC, C Co, 1stBn, 6thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands)
 
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
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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