Augustine, Frank, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
9962-Parachutist
Last MOSGroup
Specific Billet MOS
Primary Unit
1942-1943, 9962, 1st Parachute Regiment/2nd Parachute Bn
Service Years
1941 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Belleville
Last Address
11 S. 1st Street, Belleville, Illinois

Casualty Date
Oct 30, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - St. Louis, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 81 Site 118

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National Registry
  2015, World War II Fallen
  2015, WW II Memorial National Registry


 Ribbon Bar
Basic Parachutist
Rifle Sharpshooter (Pre 1959)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SD1st Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (1/9)1st Parachute Regiment
  1941-1942, 521, 4th Recruit Training Bn
  1942-1942, 745, 1st Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (1/9)/A Co
  1942-1943, 9962, 1st Parachute Regiment/2nd Parachute Bn
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Raid on Choiseul
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Vella Lavella
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 30 Oct 1943, during operations (The Choiseul Raid) against Imperial Japanese Forces on Choiseul, British Solomon Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
AUGUSTINE, Frank, PFC,                    SN: 330222
Born: 11 Sep 1923 Illinois
Enlisted USMC: 02 Dec 1941 (Home of Record: 11 S. 1st Street, Belleville, Illinois)
Died: 30 Oct 1943 (KIA, Choiseul, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO (Section 81, Site 118)
 
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Dec 1941 Pvt, 4th RecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “2Dec41; 4, Jd fr CRD”
Jan 1942 Pvt, 4th RecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA  “2Dec41; 9, qual SS; 24, to CasCo, RDep, Post”
Jan 1942 Pvt, CasCo, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA ”2Dec41; 24, jdfr 4thRecBn, RDep, Post; 25-31, Temp d with MD, Camp San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, Calif.”
 
Company A, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Apr 1942 Pvt, Co A, 1stBn, 9thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jul 1942 Pvt, Co C, 1stBn, 9thMar(Reinforced), ACPF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “3, to ParaTrngS, Camp Gillespie, MCB, San Diego, Calif.”
 
Parachute Training School, Camp Gillespie, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Jul 1942 PFC, ParaTrngSch, Camp Gillespie, MCB, San Diego, CA“2Dec41; 3, jdfr 1stBn, 9thMar, 2ndMarDiv, Post; 3-12, stud para; 4, pro; 13, desig Para; 13-15, Para;  15, to ACPF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, Calif.”
 
Company B, 2nd Parachute Battalion, Division Special Troops, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jul 1942 PFC, Co B, 2ndParaBn, DivSplTrs, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “2Dec41;Para, 15, jdfr ParaTrngSch, Camp Gillespie; FFT to 1stMAC”
Company B, 2nd Parachute Battalion, Division Special Troops, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1942 PFC, Co B, 2ndParaBn, DivSplTrs, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, At Sea “Para; 19, emb on bd SS MORMACPORT at San Diego, Calif.; 20, sailed; 21-31, enroute to Wellington, N.Z.”
2nd Marine Parachute Battalion, Corps Troops, 1st MAC, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 PFC, B Co, 2ndParaBn, Corps Troops, 1stMAC, FMF, In the Field “Para”
2nd Marine Parachute Battalion, 1st Marine Parachute Regiment, 1st MAC, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 PFC, Co F, 2ndParaBn, 1stMarParReg, 1stMAC, FMF, In the Field “Para”
Jul 1943 PFC, Co F, 2ndParaBn, 1stMarParReg, 1stMAC, FMF, In the Field “Para”
Oct 1943 PFC, Co F, 2ndParaBn, 1stMarParReg, 1stMAC, FMF, In the Field (Choiseul, B.S.I.) “Para; 30, KIA; during raid on enemy, char Excl”
 
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
American Defense Service Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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