Aasheim, Raymond S, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
604-Light Machine Gunner
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 604, 1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (1/1)/A Co
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
McCallsburg
Last Address
McCallsburg
Story County
Iowa, USA

Casualty Date
Sep 17, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Palau
Conflict
World War II/World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Peleliu
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 


 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  2015, World War II Fallen


 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SDUSMC (United States Marine Corps)I MEF/1st Marine Division1st Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment  (1/1)
  1942-1943, 521, RTR, MCRD SD
  1943-1943, 604, Infantry Training Center Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
  1943-1944, 504, 1st Marine Division/1st Special Weapons Bn
  1944-1944, 604, 1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (1/1)/A Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Cape Gloucester
  1944-1944 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Peleliu
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 17 Sep 1944, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Peleliu Island, Palau Islands.

 
   
Comments/Citation
AASHEIM, Raymond S., PFC 521/504/604 (Machine Gunner)                       SN: 485680
Born: 10 Dec 1923 McCallsburg, Story County, Iowa
Enlisted USMCR: 07 Dec 1942 DHS New York (Home of Record: 1203 N. 5th Avenue, McCallsburg, Iowa)
Died: 17 Sep 1944 (KIA, Peleliu Island, Palau Islands)
Interred: Oak Hill Cemetery, McCallsburg, Story County, IA (Section 73)
 
Headquarters, Central Recruiting Division, 206 US Court House Building, Chicago, IL
Dec 1942 Pvt, Hq, CRD, Chicago, IL "7Dec42; 7, Jdenl at DHS 7, Des Moines, Iowa, and tr to RD, MCB, San Diego, Calif. same date"
7th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Dec 1942 Pvt, 7thRecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA "7Dec42; 9, jdfr DHS Des Moines, Iowa"
Jan 1943 Pvt, 7thRecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA
 
Company A, Infantry Battalion, Training Center, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Apr 1943 Pvt, Co A, InfBn, TC, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA

17th Replacement Battalion, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 Pvt, 17thReplBn, FMF, In the Field (Melbourne, Australia) "1, to 1stMarDiv, FMF"
 
Battery A, 1st Special Weapons Battalion, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 Pvt, Btry A, 1stSplWpnsBn, 1stMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Melbourne, Australia) "7Dec42; 1, jdfr 17thReplBn; 7-14, temp det d with 5thMar"
Oct 1943 Pvt, Btry A, 1stSplWpnsBn, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Milne Bay, New Guinea) "1-31, temp det d with 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF; 1-7, at sea; 8, arr and disemb Milne Bay, New Guinea"
Jan 1944 Pvt, Btry A, 1stSplWpnsBn, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (New Britain, B.S.I.) "1-6, temp det d with 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF; 24Dec43, emb abd SS AUGUSTUS THOMAS at Milne Bay, New Guinea; 26Dec, arr & disemb at Oro Bay, New Guinea; 29Dec43, emb abd LST #68 at Oro Bay, and sailed; 30Dec43, arr & disemb at Cape Gloucestor, New Britain and participated against enemy (Japanese) forces."
Apr 1944 PFC, Btry A, 1stSplWpnsBn, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (New Britain, B.S.I.) "1, pro; 22Feb44, Emb abd LCM at Cape Gloucestor, N.B. and sailed, arr & disemb at Cape Rault, N.B. same day; 28Feb44, emb abd LCM at Cape Rault, N.B. and sailed; 29Feb44, arr & disemb at Iboki, N.B.; 7Mar44, emb bd LCM at Iboki, N.B. & arr & disemb at Talasea, N.B. on 9Mar44; 14, Emb abd LCT at Talasea, N.B. and sailed. 16, arr & disemb at Cape Gloucestor, N.B. fr temp det d with 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF"
Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1944 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 1stMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Pavuvu, Russell Islands)
Sep 1944 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 1stMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Peleliu, Palau Islands) "7Dec42; 745; 17, Killed in Action; GO#20 does not apply; Char: Excellent; remains interred in 1stMarDiv Cemetery, Peleliu, P.I. Row #?, Grave #?."

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

Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
   
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