Guerriero, Anthony George, Cpl

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1942-1943, 0311, B Co, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)
Service Years
1940 - 1943
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
70 Allen Street
Boston, Massachusetts

Casualty Date
Nov 21, 1943
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 60, Site 11619

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2nd Division Medal

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  1943, World War II Fallen

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Rifle Sharpshooter (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SCMARDET USS Quincy (CA-39)1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2), 2nd Marine Regiment
  1940-1940, 521, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC
  1940-1942, 0311, MARDET USS Quincy (CA-39)
  1942-1943, 0311, B Co, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/American Theater
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
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Cpl. Anthony G. Guerriero, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for. In November 1943, Guerriero was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands, in an attempt to secure the island. Over several days of intense fighting at Tarawa, approximately 1,000 Marines and Sailors were killed and more than 2,000 were wounded, but the Japanese were virtually annihilated. Guerriero died sometime on the second day of battle, Nov. 21, 1943.

GUERRIERO, Anthony G, Corporal, 281246, USMC, from Massachusetts, Honolulu Memorial + GUERRIERO, Anthony George, 281246, CoB, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Gilbert Is, November 21, 1943, killed in action + GUERRIERO, Anthony G., Pfc., USMC. Mother, Mrs. Olympia Guerriero, 70 Allen St., Boston, Mass + GUERRIERO, Anthony G, CORP, 281246, USMC, from Massachusetts, location Gilbert Islands, date of loss November 21, 1943
GUERRIERO, Anthony G., Cpl, 745 (Rifleman)         SN: 281246
Born: XX Xxx 19XX Massachusetts
Enlisted USMC: 23 Jan 1940 (Home of Record: 70 Allen Street, Boston, Massachusetts)
Killed in Action: 21 Nov 1943 (Betio Islet, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands)
Interred: Initially interred in the Eastern Division Cemetery, Row �??B�??, Grave #20. His grave�??s location had become obscured and his remains went unrecovered at war�??s end. His name is inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing located at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI
Headquarters, Eastern Recruiting Division, 407 New Custom House, Philadelphia, PA
Jan 1940 Pvt, HQ, ERD, 407 New Custom House, Phila., PA �??23Jan40; Jdenl at RS Boston, Mass., to RD, MB, PI, SC �??
Recruit Depot Detachment, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1940 Pvt, RDepDet, MB, Parris Island, SC �??23Jan40; 25, jdenl fr ERD, RS Boston, Mass. ; 25-31, RI�??
Feb 1940 Pvt, RDepDet, MB, Parris Island, SC �??RI�??
Mar 1940 Pvt, EDepDet, MB, Parris Island, SC �??1-7, RI; 8, to SeaS, MB, NNYd, Portsmouth, Va.�??
Sea School Detachment, Marine Barracks, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
Mar 1940 Pvt, SeaS Det, MB, NNYd, Portsmouth, VA �??23Jan40; 8, jdfr RDep Det, MB, Parris Island, SC.�??
Apr 1940 Pvt, SeaS Det, MB, NNYd, Portsmouth, VA �??23Jan40; 27, to MD, USS QUINCY.�??
Marine Detachment, USS QUINCY
May 1940 Pvt, MD, USS QUINCY, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba �??20, Awd 5 days B&W at OH by CO; 21-25, Serv sent B&W.�??
Jun 1940 Pvt, MD, USS QUINCY, Montevideo, Uruguay
Jul 1940 Pvt, MD, USS QUINCY, Bahia, Brazil
Aug 1940 Pvt, MD, USS QUINCY, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sep 1940 AsstCk, MD, USS QUINCY, enroute Southern Drill Area �??26, pro to Asst Ck (SA) auth CO USS QUINCY, dated 26Sep40.�??
Oct-Dec 1940 AsstCk, MD, USS QUINCY, NOB, Norfolk, VA �??1-20Dec, fur.�??
Jan-Jul 1941 AsstCk, MD, USS QUINCY,
Jul 1941 PFC, MB, NYd, Boston, Mass. �??29, surr 9:00am; AOL since 6:00am 27Jul41 fr MD USS QUINCY, at NOB Newport, R.I.; 29-31, conf AAHA.�??
Oct 1941 Pvt, MD, USS QUINCY, Navy Yard, Boston, MA �??18, jd fr MB, NYd, Boston, Mass. under guard; 19-27, conf AT1 SCM; 28, SCM conv; 29-31, PAL ART1 SCM.�??
Jan 1942 Pvt, MD, USS QUINCY, Hvalfjordur, Iceland
Apr 1942 Pvt, MD, USS QUINCY, Navy Yard, New York, NY
Guard Company, Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, New York, NY
Jul 1942 Pvt, Gd Co, MBks, NYd, New York, NY �??5-17, temp d MB, Quantico, Va.; 15, qual MM.�??
Company C, The Training Center, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Jul 1942 Pvt, Co C, TTC, MB, Quantico, VA �??5-17, fr MBNY, New York, NY, conn SATP�??
4th Replacement Battalion, FMF, Aboard USS TRYON
Oct 1942 Pvt, 4thReplBn, FMF, Aboard USS TRYON �??19, embarked and 20, sailed aboard USS TRYON at San Diego, Calif.�??

Company B, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines (Reinforced), FMF, In the Field
Jan 1943 Pvt, Co B, 1stBn, 2ndMar (Rein), FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) �??In zone of active operations; 31, emb aboard USS PRESIDENT JACKSON and sailed therefrom.�??
Apr 1943 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 2ndMar (Rein), FMF, In the Field �??Camp McKay�??s Crossing, Paekakariki, N.Z.�??
Company B, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, N.Z.)
Oct 1943 Cpl, Co B, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field(Wellington, N.Z.)�??17, emb on board USS HARRY LEE at Wellington, N.Z.; 17-23, aboard USS HARRY LEE in conn w/ amph trng; 24-31, aboard USS HARRY LEE awaiting orders for trans to design place for d in conn w/ 2dMarDiv Opers.�??
Nov 1943 Cpl, Co B, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa Atoll, B.G.I.) �??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 Presidential Unit Citation w/ 1 star
American Campaign Medal
Europe-Africa-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
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