Bert, Gerald Dayne, Jr., 2ndLt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 0302, A Co, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)
Service Years
1939 - 1944

Second Lieutenant

 
 

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Seattle
Last Address
2416 N. 75th Street, Seattle, WA

Casualty Date
Aug 01, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Northern Mariana Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section K Site 93

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

 
 Unit Assignments
MarForRes1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)1st Provisional Marine Brigade, Iceland
  1939-1940, 521, 11th Infantry Bn., MCR Seattle
  1940-1941, 745, A Co, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)
  1941-1942, 746, 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, Iceland
  1942-1944, 653, A Co, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)
  1944-1944, 0302, A Co, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 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
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Tinian (1944)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Died, 01 Aug 1944, of wounds received in action during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Tinian, Northern Marianas Islands.

                 The President of the United States takes pride in
presenting a Silver Star Medal posthumously to
                                    Sergent Gerald D Bert Jr.,
                                    United States Marine Corps
For service as set forth in the following
          Citation:
             " For conspicous gallantry and intrepiditywhile serving
with Company A, First Battalion, Sixth Marines, Second Marine Division,
during action against enemy Japanese forces at Tarawa, Gilber Islands,
on 22nd November 1943, with his platoon pinned down by shattering
machine-gun fire emanating from a strongly fortified hostile pillbox,
Sergent Bert voluntarily left his position of comparative safety in a
valiant effort to wipe out the resistance and, boldly crawling through
the enemy`s incessant shell fire to the entrance of the entenchment,
hurled hand grenades into the strong point,neutralizing the fire and
enabling the advance to continue, By his daring initiative, his indomitable
fighting spirit and dauntless perseverance at great risk to his life,
Sergent Bert contributed materially to the success of an extremely
perilous mission and his zealous devotion to duty throughout was
in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval
Services."
                                          For the President
                                          John L Sullivan
                                       Secretary of the Navy
   
Comments/Citation
BERT, Gerald D., Jr, 2dLt  1542                      SN: 276793
Born: 15 May 1921 Seattle, Washington
Enlisted: 01 Nov 1939 Seattle, Washington (Home of Record: 2416 N. 75th Street, Seattle, WA)
Died: 01 Aug 1944 (DOW, Tinian, Northern Marianas Islands)
Interred: Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, CA; Section K, Site 93
 
Company A, 11th Battalion, USMCR, 202 Canadian National Dock, Seattle, WA
Oct-Dec 1939 Pvt, Co A, 11thBn, USMCR, Seattle, WA “1Nov39; Jdenl; Drills Nov 1, 8, 29; Dec 6, 13”
Jan-Mar 1940 Pvt, Co A, 11thBn, USMCR, Seattle, WA “Drills, Jan3,10,18,24,31; Feb7,14,21,28; Mar6, 13,20,22,27,29”
Apr-Jun 1940 Pvt, Co A, 11thBn, USMCR, Seattle, WA”Drills, Apr3,5,10,12,17,19,24,26; May1,3,8,15,22,29; Jun5,12,19,26”
Jul-Sep 1940 Pvt, Co A, 11thBn, USMCR, Seattle, WA “Drills, Jul2,24; Aug14,28; Sep4,11,18”
Oct-Nov 1940 Pvt, Co A, 11thBn, USMCR, Seattle, WA “ 7Nov40, mobilized and assgd to active duty ; 9Nov40, to Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, Calif.; Drills, Oct2,9,16,23,30; Nov6”
 
Company A, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Brigade, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA
Nov 1940 Pvt, Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA “ 9, jd fr Co A, 11thBn, USMCR”
Dec 1940 Pvt, Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA “7-20, at MC, RR, MCB, San Diego, Calif.; 26-31, fur.”
Jan 1941 Pvt, Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA “1-2, fur.”
Apr 1941 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA “28, pro.”
Company A, 6th Marine Regiment (Reinforced), 1st Marine Brigade (Provisional), Base Command, Iceland
Jul 1941 PFC, Co A, 6thMar(Rein), 1stMarBrig(Prov), Base Command, Iceland “USMCR Cl III(b)”
Oct 1941 PFC, Co A, 6thMar(Rein), 1stMarBrig(Prov), Base Command, Iceland “USMCR Cl III(b)”
Jan 1942 PFC, Co A, 6thMar(Rein), 1stMarBrig(Prov), Base Command, Iceland“USMCR Cl III(b); Spl 6cl automatic rifleman ”
Company A, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Apr 1942 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA”Spl 6cl automatic rifleman. 3-17, on fur.”
Jul 1942 Cpl, Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “ 3, pro.(temp)”
Company A, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1942 Sgt, Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, At Sea (Wellington, N.Z.) “ 1, pro.(temp)”
Jan 1943 Sgt, Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I)
Apr 1943 Sgt, Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, N.Z.)
Jul 1943 Sgt, Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, N.Z.) “ 10-14, sk Bn Dispn.”
Oct 1943 Sgt, Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, N.Z.) “ 17-21, sk E-2-Med; 23, emb on board USS FELAND, 23-31, on board USS FELAND at Wellington, N.Z.”
Nov 1943 Sgt, Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands)
Jan 1944 Sgt, Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Camp Tarawa, Hawaii, T.H.)
Apr 1944 Sgt, Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field “521”
Ju1 1944 Sgt, Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan & Tinian, Marianas Islands) “651; 24, emb aboard LST#486 at Saipan, Marianas Islands and sailed therefrom. 24, arr and  disemb at Tinian, Marianas Islands.”
Aug 1944 2dLt, Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan & Tinian, Marianas Islands) “ 1, DOW”
 
Based on this service record, I believe that we can confidently state that he rates the following awards for WWII:
Silver Star Medal
Purple Heart Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Presidential Unit Citation

American Campaign Medal
American Defense Service Medal
Europe-Africa-Middle Eastern Campaign
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-4 stars
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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