Jones, George T, PltSgt

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Last Rank
Platoon Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
0369-Infantry Unit Leader
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 0369, 1st Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (1/22)
Service Years
1936 - 1944

Platoon Sergeant

 
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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia
Last Address
1405 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware

Casualty Date
Feb 22, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Marshall Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section A, Row 0, Grave 925

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World War II Fallen
  2015, World War II Fallen


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Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1936, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
Marine BarracksMarDet USS Brooklyn (CL-40)USMC (United States Marine Corps)Infantry Officers Course
22nd Marine Regiment
  1936-1937, 528, Marine Barracks Portsmouth, NH
  1937-1939, 528, MarDet USS Brooklyn (CL-40)
  1939-1939, 528, Marine Barracks New York Naval Yards
  1939-1941, 603, 3rd Defense Bn
  1942-1943, 9608, Infantry Officers Course
  1943-1943, 0369, 19th Replacement Draft
  1943-1944, 0369, 1st Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (1/22)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Eniwetok Atoll
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 22 Feb 1944, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Parry Island, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
JONES, George T., PltSgt 653                        SN: 252037
Born: 18 Oct 1919 Pennsylvania
Enlisted USMC: 23 Mar 1936 DHS  (Home of Record: 1405 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware)
Killed in Action: 22 Feb 1944 (Parry Island, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands)
Interred: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI (Section A, Row 0, Grave 925) (11 years,8 mos service)
 
Eastern Recruiting Division, 1100 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
Mar 1936 Pvt, ERD, Philadelphia, PA “23, Jdenl at RS Phila., Pa. & tr to MB, Parris Island, S.C.”
Recruit Depot Detachment, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Mar 1936 Pvt, RD Det, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “23Mar36; 24, Jdenl fr DHS Phila., Pa.; 24-31, RI.”
Apr 1936 Pvt, RD Det, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “RI”
May 1936 Pvt, RD Det, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “RI”
Jun 1936 Pvt, RD Det, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “1-2, RI; 3, To MBNY, Portsmouth, N.H.”
 
Barracks Detachment, Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH
Jun-Dec 1936 Pvt, BksDet, MB, NYd, Portsmouth, NH “23Mar36; 5Jun, jdfr RD Det, MB, Parris Island, S.C.; 23-28Dec, fur.”
Jan-Jul 1937 Pvt, BksDet, MB, NYd, Portsmouth, NH “23Mar36; 31Jul, to MB, NNY, Portsmouth, Va.”
 
Sea School Detachment, Marine Barracks, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
Aug 1937 Pvt, SeaS Det, MB, NNYd, Portsmouth, VA “23Mar36; 1, jdfr MB, NYd, Portsmouth, N.H.”
 
Marine Detachment, USS BROOKLYN, Navy Yard, New York, NY
Sep-Oct 1937 Pvt, MarDet, USS BROOKLYN, NYd, New York, NY “15Sep, jdfr Sea School Det, MBNNYd, Portsmouth, Va.”
Nov-Dec 1937 PFC, MarDet, USS BROOKLYN, NYd, New York, NY “16Nov, pro to PFC (SW)”
Jan-Dec 1938 PFC, MarDet, USS BROOKLYN, NYd, New York, NY
Jan-Apr 1939 PFC, MarDet, USS BROOKLYN, NYd, New York, NY “13-19, fur.”
May 1939 PFC, MarDet, USS BROOKLYN, NYd, New York, NY “23Mar36;
 
Barracks Detachment, Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, New York, NY
May 1939 PFC, BksDet, MB, NYd, New York, NY “23Mar36; 20, Jdby S/Rs fr MD USS BROOKLYN; 20-31, sk USNH, NY, NY”  
Jun-Jul 1939 PFC, BksDet, MB, NYd, New York, NY “Sk USNH, NY, NY”
Aug-Oct 1939 PFC, BksDet, MB, NYd, New York, NY “1-16Aug, sk USNH, NY, NY; 17Aug, Jd in person”
Nov 1939 Cpl, BksDet, MB, NYd, New York, NY “1, pro.(tempW); 27, ext enl executed for 2 yrs; 28, to 3d DefBn, FMB, FMF, MB, Parris Island, SC”
 
H&S Btry, 5” Artillery, 3d Defense Battalion, FMF, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Nov-Dec 1939 Cpl, H&S Btry, 5” Arty, 3dDefBn, 1stMarBrig, FMF, MB, Parris Island, SC “23Mar36; 29Nov39, jdfr BksDet, MBNY, New York, NY”
Jan-Feb 1940 Cpl, H&S Btry, 5” Arty, 3d DefBn, FMF, MB, Parris Island, SC
Mar 1940 Cpl, H&S Btry, 5” Arty, 3d DefBn, FMF, MB, Parris Island, SC “1-10, fur.; 21, qual MM; 23, ext enl eff”
Jun-Sep 1940 Cpl, H&S Btry, 5” Arty, 3d DefBn, FMF, MB, NYd, Pearl Harbor, T.H. “1-16Aug, temp d on Midway Is.; 17 Emb on USS HOLLAND, sailed; 24 arr& disemb NYd, Pearl Harbor, T.H.”
Dec 1940 Cpl, Btry D, AA Arty, 3d DefBn, FMF, Midway Det, Midway Is. “2-31, fr H&S Btry, 5” Arty, 3dDefBn, FMF, MBNY
Jul 1941 Cpl, 5” Arty, 3d DefBn, FMF, Midway Islands “1-18, temp d with BksDet, MB, NYd, Pearl Harbor, T.H.; 19, to MBNY, Mare Island, Calif., and to USNH, NYd, Mare Island, Calif. for treatment; 19, emb & sailed fr Honolulu via USS Henderson.
 
Casual Company, Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA
Jul 1941 Cpl, CasCo, MB, NYd, Mare Island, CA “23Mar1936; jdby S/Rs fr 5” Arty Grp, 3d DefBn, FMF and temp att BksDet, MBNY Pearl Harbor, T.H. via USS HENDERSON, 19, emb & Sailed fr NYd Pearl Harbor, T.H., 28, arr & disemb this NTd; 28-31, sk USNH this NYd”
 
Company E, The Training Center, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Apr 1942 Sgt, TTC, MB, Quantico, VA
Candidates Class, Marine Corps Schools, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Jul 1942 Sgt, CandClass, MCS, MB, Quantico, VA “Instr”
Oct 1942 PltSgt, CandClass, MCS, MB, Quantico, VA “Instr; 1, pro.”
Jan 1943 PltSgt, CandClass, MCS, MB, Quantico, VA “Instr”
 
1st Casual Company, Training Center, Camp Lejeune, NC
Apr 1943 PltSgt, 1stCasCo, TC, Camp Lejeune, NC “2, by S/Rs to 19thReplBn, Post (on auth. Delay)”
19th Replacement Battalion, Training Center, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Apr 1943 PltSgt, 19thReplBn, TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC “23Mar43; 2, jd by S/Rs fr 1stCasCo, TC, Camp Lejeune, NC; 2-9, fur.; 10, jd in person”
Company B, 19th Replacement Battalion, 2d Defense Battalion(Rein), In the Field
Jul 1943 PltSgt, Co B, 19thReplBn, 2dDefBn(Rein), In the Field (Tutuila, American Samoa) “23Mar43”
 
Company C, 1st Battalion, 22nd Marine Regiment, Reinforced, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1943 PltSgt, Co C, 1stBn, 22ndMar(Rein), FMF, In the Field (Tutuila, American Samoa)
Jan 1944 PltSgt, Co C, 1stBn, 22ndMar(Rein), 5th AC, FMF, In the Field (Kahului, Maui, T.H.) “6, emb on board USS MIDDLETON at Kahului, Maui, T.H.; 7-31, at sea combat mission”
Feb 1944 PltSgt, Co C, 1stBn, 22ndMar(Rein), 5th AC, FMF, In the Field (Parry Island, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands) “22, Killed in Action”
 
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
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
Rifle Marksman Badge
 
   
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