Bresinger, Joseph G, PFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
9962-Parachutist
Last MOSGroup
Specific Billet MOS
Primary Unit
1941-1942, 9962, B Co, 1st Parachute Bn
Service Years
1940 - 1942

Private 1st Class

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago
Last Address
1431 Willor Street, Chicago, IL

Casualty Date
Aug 08, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Rock Island National Cemetery - Rock Island, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section E Grave 386

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World War II Fallen
  1942, World War II Fallen


 Ribbon Bar
Basic Parachutist

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
Marine Barracks1st Parachute Regiment
  1940-1941, 528, Marine Barracks San Diego, CA
  1941-1942, 9962, B Co, 1st Parachute Bn
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/American Theater
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Died, 08 Aug 1942, of wounds received in action during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Gavutu-Tanambogo, British Solomon Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
BRESINGER, Joseph G, PFC                                        SN: 293452
Born: 28 Jan 1920 Illinois
Enlisted USMC:  30 Aug 1940 DHS, Chicago, IL (Home of Record: 1431 Willor Street, Chicago, IL)
Died: 08 Aug 1942 (DOW, Gavutu-Tanambogo, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, IL  (Section E, Grave 386)
 
Headquarters, Central Recruiting Division, 706 US Court House Building, Chicago, IL
Aug 1940 Pvt, CRD, 706 US Court House Bldg, Chicago, IL “30Aug40; Jdenl at DHS CRD Chicago, Ill.; 30, To RD, MCB, San Diego, CA”
2nd Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Base Troops, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Sep 1940 Pvt, 2ndRecBn, RDep, BTrps, MCB, San Diego, CA “30Aug40; 2, Jdfr CRD, Chicago, Ill.”
Oct 1940 Pvt, 2ndRecBn, RDep, BTrps, MCB, San Diego, CA “30Aug40”
Nov 1940 Pvt, 2ndRecBn, RDep, BTrps, MCB, San Diego, CA “Msm.”
Dec 1940 Pvt, 2ndRecBn, RDep, BTrps, MCB, San Diego, CA “30Aug40; 3, To MB, NAS, San Diego, Calif.”
 
Marine Barracks, Naval Air Station, San Diego, CA
Dec 1940 Pvt, MB, NAS, San Diego, CA “30Aug40; 3, jdfr 2rd RecBn, CasPlt, RDep, Post”
Jan-Jun 1941 Pvt, MB, NAS, San Diego, CA
Jul 1941 Pvt, MB, NAS, San Diego, CA “30Aug40; 31, To MB, NAS, Lakehurst, N.J.
 
Marine Barracks, Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey
Aug-Sep 1941 Pvt, MB, NAS, Lakehurst, N.J.” assigned to parachute det; member parachute det under instn”
 
B Company, 1st Marine Parachute Battalion, 1st Marine Division, FMF, MB, New River, NC
Oct 1941 PFC, B Co, 1stParaBn, DivSplTrs, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC ”Para”
Jan 1942 PFC, B Co, 1stParaBn, DivSplTrs, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC ”1-3, on fur.; Para”
Apr 1942 Cpl, H&S Co, 1stParaBn, DivSplTrs, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC ”Para”
B Company, 1st Marine Parachute Battalion, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1942 PFC, B Co, 1stParaBn, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (At Sea) “Para”
Aug 1942 PFC, B Co, 1stParaBn, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Gavutu-Tanambogo, Solomon Islands)”08, DOW”
 
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
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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