Ahlstrom, Robert W, Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 745, 3rd Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (3/22)
Service Years
1943 - 1944

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Magnolia
Last Address
Box 82, Magnolia, Illinois

Casualty Date
Feb 20, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Marshall Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia, IL (Family Plot)

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SD22nd Marine Regiment
  1943-1943, 521, 8th Recruit Training Bn
  1943-1944, 745, 3rd Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (3/22)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Eniwetok Atoll
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 20 Feb 1944, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Eniwetok Island, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands
   
Comments/Citation
AHLSTROM, Robert W, Pvt 745                    SN: 850037
Born:  10 Jan 1925
Enlisted: 01 Jun 1943 DHIRS Chicago, IL (Home of Record: Box 82, Magnolia, Illinois)
Died: 20 Feb 1944 (KIA, Eniwetok Island, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands)
Interred: Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia, Putnam County, IL (Family Plot)
 
8th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Jun 1943 Pvt (Recruit) 8thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA “1Jun43; ”
7th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Jul 1943 Pvt (Recruit) 7thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA “1Jun43; 16, jdfr 8th RecBn, RDep, Post”
 
Company E, Infantry Battalion, Training Center, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Oct1943 Pvt, Co E, InfBn, TC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “23, to Co”A”, 30thReplBn, TC, Post”
Company A, 30th Replacement Battalion, Training Center, Camp Elliott, San  Diego, CA
Oct 1943 Pvt, Co A, 30thReplBn, TC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “11Jun43; 23, jdfr Co”E”, InfBn, TC, Post”
 
Company M, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Marine Regiment, Reinforced, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1944 Pvt, Co M, 3rdBn, 22ndMar(Rein), 5th AC, FMF, In the Field (Kahului, Maui, T.H.) “1-10, station at Maui, T.H.; 11, emb on board USS LEONARD WOOD at Kahului, Maui, T.H.; 12, sailed & arr Honolulu, T.H.; 13 only at Honolulu, T.H.; 14, sailed therefrom; 15-16, at sea; 17, arr Pearl Harbor, T.H.; 18-22 at Pearl Harbor; 23, sailed therefrom; 24-30, at sea; 31, only at Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands”
Feb 1944 Pvt, Co M, 3rdBn, 22ndMar(Rein), 5th AC, FMF, In the Field (Eniwetok Island, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands) “20, KIA”
 
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 Unit Commendation
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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