Cameron, Donald A, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 521, A Co, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cleveland
Last Address
330½ Laidley Street, Charleston, WV

Casualty Date
Jul 29, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Northern Mariana Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Lake View Cemetery - Cleveland, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 31, Lot 475-0

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French Fourragere


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World War II Fallen
  2015, World War II Fallen


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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
Marine Barracks Camp LeJeune NC18th Marine Regiment 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)
  1943-1944, 522, Marine Barracks Camp LeJeune NC
  1944-1944, 0311, D Co, 2nd Bn, 18th Marine Regiment (Pioneer)
  1944-1944, 521, A Co, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Tinian (1944)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 29 July 1944, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Tinian, Northern Marianas Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
CAMERON, Donald A, PFC 521                     SN: 501399
Born: 11 Aug 1925 Ohio
Enlisted: 23 Nov 1942 (Home of Record: 330½ Laidley Street, Charleston, WV)
Died: 29 Jul 1944 (KIA, Saipan, Marianas Islands)
Interred:  Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, OH (Section 31, Lot 475-0)
 
Xth Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Nov 1942 Pvt (Rec), XthRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1943 Pvt (Rec), XthRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC “20, to GdBn, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC”
 
3rd Guard Company, Guard Battalion, Marine Barracks, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Jan 1943 Pvt, 3rdGdCo, GdBn, MB, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC“ 23Nov42; 20, jdfr ”
Apr 1943 Pvt, 3rdGdCo, GdBn, MB, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC“ 23Nov42; 30, to 1stGdCo, GdBn, Post”
1st Guard Company, Guard Battalion, Marine Barracks, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Apr 1943 Pvt, 1stGdCo, GdBn, MB, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC “23Nov42; 30, jdfr 3rdGdCo, GdBn, Post”
Jul 1943 Pvt, 1stGdCo, GdBn, MB, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Oct 1943 Pvt, 1stGdCo, GdBn, MB, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Jan 1944 PFC, 1stGdCo, GdBn, MB, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC “ 21, to 43rdReplBn, Camp”
 
43rd Replacement Battalion, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Jan 1944 PFC, 43rdReplBn, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC “ 23Nov42; 21, jdfr GdBn; 27, to 45thReplBn, Camp Lejeune””
45th Replacement Battalion, FMF, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Jan 1944 PFC, 45thReplBn, FMF, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC “ 23Nov42; 27, jdfr 43rdReplBn, Camp Lejeune”
 
Company D, 2nd Battalion, 18th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1944 PFC, Co D, 2ndBn, 18thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field “23Nov42; 521; 10, D fr Hq”
Jul 1944 PFC 521, Co D, 2ndBn, 18thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, Tinian, Marianas Islands) “501399;1-4, active operations against enemy Japanese forces on Saipan, Marianas Islands; 5, to 6thMar, 2dMarDiv”
 
Company A, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1944 PFC 521, Co A, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tinian, Marianas Islands) “5, jdfr Co”D”, 2dBn, 18thMar, 2dMarDiv; 24, emb aboard LST#486 at Saipan, Marianas Islands and sailed therefrom; 24, arr and disemb at Tinian, Marianas Islands; 29, KIA on Tinian, WFS, multiple body; GO#20 does not apply; char Exc; remains interred in plot 2, row 1, grave 166, 2nd & 4th MarDiv Cemetery, Tinian, Marianas 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
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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