Amey, Herbert Rauden, Jr., LtCol

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
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1943-1943, 0302, H&S Co, 2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)
Service Years
1935 - 1943

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ambler, Philadelphia
Last Address
Ambler, PA

Casualty Date
Nov 20, 1943
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Not Specified
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section Q Site 290

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  1943, World War II Fallen
  2015, WW II Memorial National Registry

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 Unit Assignments
Marine Barracks1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)1st Provisional Marine Brigade, Iceland2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2), 2nd Marine Regiment
  1935-1936, 0301, Marine Barracks Navy Yard, League Island, PA
  1936-1936, 0301, Marine Barracks Navy Yard WASHDC
  1937-1940, 0302, A Co, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)
  1941-1942, 0302, 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, Iceland
  1942-1943, 1542, H&S Co, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)
  1943-1943, 0302, H&S Co, 2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II/American Theater/Defense of Iceland Base
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
 Colleges Attended
Pennsylvania Military College
  1931-1935, Pennsylvania Military College
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
KIA Pacific area of operation, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, WW II. Commanding Offficer, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. 

Silver Star

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Colonel Herbert R. Amey, Jr. (MCSN: 0-5099), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as Commanding Officer, Second Battalion, Second Marines, SECOND Marine Division, during action against enemy Japanese forces on Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, 20 November 1943. After completing organization of assault waves incident to landing on the well-fortified Japanese beachhead, Lieutenant Colonel Amey gallantly led his battalion forward in the face of devastating machine gun and mortar fire. When the amphibious tractor in which he was riding reached an unsurpassable coral reef, he was forced to abandon the vehicle in order to save it and led his men on through the treacherous waters. Mortally wounded by hostile machine gun fire before reaching the shore, he refused assistance and urged his command to continue without him. His brilliant leadership, great personal valor and unrelenting devotion to duty in the face of grave peril served as an inspiration to the men under his command and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Action Date: November 20, 1943

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