Waseman, Louis M, Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 0311, 1st Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (1/22)/A Company
Service Years
1942 - 1944

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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1905
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Atmore, AL
Last Address
Rankin Hotel, Atmore, AL

Casualty Date
Feb 18, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Marshall Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section B Site 741-B

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)Marine Barracks22nd Marine Regiment
  1942-1942, 0300, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1942-1943, 522, Marine Barracks Quantico, VA
  1943-1944, 0311, 1st Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (1/22)/A Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Eniwetok Atoll
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 18 Feb 1944, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Engebi Island, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
WASEMAN, Louis M., Pvt 745                      SN: 344419
Born:  07 Jan 1905 Tennessee
Enlisted: 8 Jan 1942 DHS Birmingham, AL (Home of Record: Rankin Hotel, Atmore, AL)
Died: 18 Feb 1944 (KIA, Engebi Island, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands)
Interred: Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA (Section B Site 741-B)
 
Southern Recruiting Division, Atlanta, GA
Jan 1942 Pvt, SRD, Atlanta, GA “8Jan42; 8, Enl at DHS Birmingham, Ala.& to RD, MB, Parris Island, S.C. same day”
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC
Company G, The Training Center, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Jan 1942 Pvt, Co G, TTC, MB, Quantico, VA “8Jan42; 31, Jdfr 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC”
 
2nd Guard Company, Guard Battalion, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Apr 1942 Pvt, 2ndGdCo, GdBn, MB, Quantico, VA “8Jan42; 1, jdfr 1st GdCo, GdBn, Post”
Jul 1942 Pvt, 2ndGdCo, GdBn, MB, Quantico, VA
Oct 1942 PFC, 2ndGdCo, GdBn, MB, Quantico, VA
Jan 1943 PFC, 2ndGdCo, GdBn, MB, Quantico, VA “6-12, fur.”
Apr 1943 PFC, 1stGdCo, GdBn, MB, Quantico, VA “8Jan42; 1, to 2ndGdCo, GdBn, Post”
Apr 1943 PFC, 2ndGdCo, GdBn, MB, Quantico, VA “8Jan42; 1, jdfr 1stGdCo, GdBn, Post; 20, to TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC”
 
19th Replacement Battalion, Training Center, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Apr 1943 PFC, 19thReplBn, TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC “8Jan42; 20, jdfr MBNY, Philadelphia, Pa.”
Company A, 19th Replacement Battalion, 2d Defense Battalion(Rein), In the Field
Jul 1943 PFC, Co A, 19thReplBn, 2dDefBn(Rein), In the Field “1-31, at Tutuila, American Samoa”
 
Company A, 1st Battalion, 22nd Marine Regiment, Reinforced, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1943 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 22ndMar(Rein), FMF, In the Field (Tutuila, American Samoa) “ 1-19, Uvea Island; 20, emb and sailed fr Uvea Island, Wallis Islands via USAT HENRY BERGH; 21, arr and 22 disemb at Tutuila, American Samoa”
Jan 1944 Pvt, Co A, 1stBn, 22ndMar(Rein), 5th AC, FMF, In the Field (Kahului, Maui, T.H.) “ 7, emb on board USS MIDDLETON at Kahului, Maui, T.H.; 8, sailed therefrom and arr at Honolulu, T.H.; 14, sailed therefrom; 15-16, participated in special landing exercises; 17, arr Pearl Harbor, T.H.; 17-21 at anchor Pearl Harbor; 22, sailed therefrom; 22-31, at sea”
Feb 1944 Pvt, Co A, 1stBn, 22ndMar(Rein), 5th AC, FMF, In the Field (Engebi Island, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands) “18, 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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