Amadio, Domenick Daniel, PltSgt

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Last Rank
Platoon Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
0369-Infantry Unit Leader
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Primary Unit
1943-1943, 0369, 2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)/E Co
Service Years
1939 - 1943
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Golden Dragon Certificate
Shellback Certificate

Platoon Sergeant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
615 Sidney St.
Greensburg, Pa

Casualty Date
Nov 20, 1943
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Greensburg Catholic Cemetery - Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon Shellback

 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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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
Marine Barracks2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)/E Co3rd Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3)2nd Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)
  1941-1941, 0311, Marine Barracks Quantico, VA
  1942-1942, 0311, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)/E Co
  1942-1943, 0369, 2nd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3)/Echo Co
  1943-1943, 0369, 2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)/E Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/American Theater
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Platoon Sgt Domenick fighting career lasted only 15 minutes on Tarawa. He started his  battle with the Japs as his landing boat drew near Tarawa.  Climbing up on the forward ramp he started banging away with his rifle picking off several Japs and kept it blazing until time to abandon the boat and dash over the coral to Betio Beach.  When he reached the beach, he went after one machine gun nest with hand grenades and wiped it out.  He attacked another and knocked it out. While he prepared to hurl a grenade into a third a volley of machine gun bullets cut him down.

He never got to see our son, Dennis Daniel, said Mrs. Amadio.  Dennis was born in November, 1942, two months after his father went overseas. Sgt. Amadio enlisted October. 1940.  In August, 1941, he married the girl back home." Mrs. Ainadio plans now to get a gob in a war plant.  She has five brothers in service, two in the Navy and three in the Army.

AMADIO, Domenick D., Platoon Sgt., USMC. Wife, Mrs. Domenick D. Amadio, 615 Sidney St., Greensburg, Pa + AMADIO, Domenick Daniel, 300591, CoE, 2ndBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Gilbert Is, November 20, 1943, killed in action
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