Adams, Waldo B, Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
653-Machine Gun Squad Leader
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 653, 3rd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (3/3)/India Co
Service Years
1932 - 1944

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1913
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hollis, Okla.
Last Address
DeLeon, Texas

Casualty Date
Jul 23, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Guam
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
DeLeon Cemetery - DeLeon, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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  1944, World War II Fallen

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Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1932, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 0000
 Unit Assignments
MARDET (Afloat)Marine Barracks Puget Sound Naval ShipyardUSMC (United States Marine Corps)/Other Service BranchesMARDET USS Saratoga (CV-3)
3rd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6)22nd Marine Regiment3rd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (3/3)/India Co
  1932-1933, MARDET USS Texas (BB-35)
  1933-1934, Marine Barracks Puget Sound Naval Shipyard/Guard Co 1
  1934-1936, Marine Barracks Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
  1936-1939, Broken Time
  1939-1941, 653, MARDET USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1942-1942, 653, 3rd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6)/India Co
  1942-1943, 653, 2nd Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (2/22)
  1943-1943, 653, 3rd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (3/3)/India Co
  1944-1944, 653, 3rd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (3/3)/India Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Bougainville
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Guam (1944)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in action 23 July 1944 during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Guam Island, Marianas Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
ADAMS, Waldo B., Sgt 521/522/653/651(Squad Leader)             SN: 234109
Born:  22 Jun 1913 Hollis, Oklahoma
Enlisted USMC: 08 Feb 1932 (Home of Record: Route 1, De Leon, Texas)
Died: 23 Jul 1944 (Killed in Action, Guam Island, Marianas Islands)
Interred: De Leon Cemetery, De Leon, TX (Section , Site )
 
Headquarters, Western Recruiting Division, San Francisco, CA
Mar 1932 Pvt, Hq, WRD, San Francisco, CA “6, Acc & enl at RS Los Angeles, Calif.; 6, tr to RD, MCB, San Diego, CA”
Recruit Detachment, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, NOB, San Diego, CA
Feb 1932 Pvt, RecDet, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA “6Mar32; 6, jdfr WRD Los Angeles, Calif.; 6-31, Rec Instn”
Mar 1932 Pvt, RecDet, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA
Apr 1932 Pvt, RecDet, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA “21, to SeaS, Post”
Sea School, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, NOB, San Diego, CA
Apr-May 1932 Pvt, SeaS, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA “21Apr, Jdfr R Det, Post; 24May, to MD, USS TEXAS”
 
Marine Detachment, USS TEXAS,
May-Jul 1932 Pvt, MD, USS TEXAS, San Pedro, CA “27May, jdfr SeaS, RD, MCB, San Diego, Calif. via USS CUYAMA”
Aug-Sep 1932 Pvt, MD, USS TEXAS, Seattle, WA-San Francisco, CA
Oct-Dec 1932 Pvt, MD, USS TEXAS, San Pedro, CA
Jan-Apr 1933 Pvt, MD, USS TEXAS, San Pedro, CA “16-26Jan, on fur; Feb-Apr, Wash Rm Attendant; 10Mar, on Spl Temp patrol d, earthquake area, Long Beach, Calif.”
May-Sep 1933 Pvt, MD, USS TEXAS, At Sea-Bremerton, WA “21-31Jul, 1-10Aug, temp det d, RR, Camp Harris, Bremerton, Wash. in conn with SATP; 5Sep, to MB, PSNY, Bremerton, Wash.”
 
Barracks Detachment, Marine Barracks, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
Sep-Oct 1933 Pvt, BD, MB, PSNY, Bremerton, WA “5, jdfr MD, USS TEXAS, this NY; 5-22, con AAHA; 1Oct to GdCo#1, Post”
Guard Company #1, Marine Barracks, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
Oct-Dec 1933 Pvt, GdCo#1, MB, PSNY, Bremerton, WA “1, jdfr BD, Post, Msm.; Dec, Fire Sta, PSNY, Bremerton, Wash.”
Jun-Jul 1934 Pvt, GdCo#1, MB, PSNY, Bremerton, WA “Jun, temp det d RR, Camp Harris, PS, Wash for SATP; 11Jul to MD, RS, PSNY, Bremerton, Wash.”
Marine Detachment, Receiving Station, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
Jul-Dec 1934 Pvt, MD, RS, PSNY, Bremerton, WA  “11Jul, jdfr GdCo#1, MB, PSNY, Bremerton, WA; 10-14Aug, conf B&W; 2-6Oct, on fur.”
Jan-Dec 1935 Pvt, MD, RS, PSNY, Bremerton, WA  “8-28Feb, 1-9Mar, on fur.; Prison Chaser”
Jan-Feb 1936 Pvt, MD, RS, PSNY, Bremerton, WA  “1-7Jan, Prison Chaser; 8-17Jan, on fur.; 7Feb, Exp of Enl, Char: EX”
 
Southern Recruiting Division, New Orleans, LA
Sep 1939 Pvt, SRD, New Orleans, LA “7, Acc & reenl at DHS Dallas, Tex. & tr to MCB, San Diego, Calif.”
Recruit Depot Detachment, Recruit Depot, Base Troops, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Sep-Oct 1939 Pvt, RDepDet, RD, BTrs, MCB, San Diego, CA “7Sep39; 9, jdfr SRD Dallas, Tex.; 16Oct, to SeaS, Post”
Sea School, Recruit Depot, Base Troops, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Oct-Nov 1939 Pvt, SeaS, RD, BTrs, MCB, San Diego, CA “7Sep39; 16Oct, jdfr RDepDet, Base; 4Nov, to MD USS SARATOGA”
 
Marine Detachment, USS SARATOGA (CV-3)
Nov-Dec 1939 Pvt, MD, USS SARATOGA, San Pedro, CA “7Sep39; 4Nov, jdfr SS, RD, MCB, San Diego, Calif.”
Apr 1941 Cpl, MD, USS SARATOGA, Puget Sound, WA “GC2C1(RM); 4, qual ER”
Jul 1941 Cpl, MD, USS SARATOGA, San Diego, CA “1-21, GC2C1(RM); 19-21, sk USNH, San Diego. 22, GC2C1(RM) revoked and by S/Rs to MCB, San Diego, a patient sk in USNH, San Diego, Calif.”
 
Casual Company, Base Service Battalion, Base Troops, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Jul 1941 Cpl, CasCo, BSerBn, BTrs, MCB, San Diego, CA “7Sep39; 22, jd by S/Rs fr MD, USS Saratoga; 22-31, sk USNH, San Diego, Calif.”
Barracks Detachment, Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA
Oct 1941 Cpl, BD, MB, NYd, Mare Island, CA
Jan 1942 Cpl, MB, NAD, Mare Island, CA

Company I, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2 Marine Division, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Apr 1942 Sgt, Co I, 3rdBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
 
2nd Battalion, 22nd Marines, 3rd Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1942 Sgt, Co E, 2ndBn, 22ndMar(Rein), 3rdMarBrig, FMF, In the Field (Apia, Samoa) “18, emb abd SS LURLINE; 19, sailed fr San Diego, Calif.; 29, arr at Pago Pago, Samoa & sailed; 29, arr at Apia, Samoa”
Oct 1942 Sgt, Co E, 2ndBn, 22ndMar, 3rdMarBrig, FMF, In the Field (Apia, Samoa) “2-31, Temp det d Inshore Patrol”
Jan 1943 Sgt, Co F, 2ndBn, 22ndMar, 3rdMarBrig, FMF, In the Field (Apia, Samoa)
 
Company I, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, Reinforced, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 Sgt, Co I, 3rdBn, 3rdMar, Reinf, FMF, In the Field (Tutuila, Amer. Samoa)
Company I, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 Sgt, Co I, 3rdBn, 3rdMar, 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.)
Oct 1943 Sgt, Co I, 3rdBn, 3rdMar, 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.)
Casual Battalion, Transient Center, 1st Marine Amphibious Corps, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1944 Sgt, CasBn, TC, IMAC, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, N.Z.) “1-7, sk USNMH #5; 8, jd in person; 23, to 3dMarDiv; 27, disemb fr USS ROCHAMBEAU at Guadalcanal, B.S.I.; 26, to 3rdMar, 3rdMarDiv, Guadalcanal, B.S.I.”
Company I, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1944 Sgt, Co I, 3rdBn, 3rdMar, 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field “7Sep39; 26, jdfr CasBn, TC, IMAC; Emb abd USS ROCHAMBEAU (AP-65) 23Jan44 at Noumea, N.C, and sailed 24; arr & disemb at Guadalcanal, B.S.I., 27”
Apr 1944 Sgt, Co I, 3rdBn, 3rdMar, 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “651
Jul 1944 Sgt, Co I, 3rdBn, 3rdMar, 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guam, M.I.) “234109; 651; 23, Killed in Action, GO#20 does not apply, Char Exc” 

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
Navy Unit Commendation
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
Rifle Expert Badge
   
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