Alger, Theodore J, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 745, A Co, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Grand Rapids
Last Address
1035 N. Fuller Avenue, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Casualty Date
Nov 20, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Kiribati
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Fairplains Cemetery - Grand Rapids, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Block A, Lot A, Space 6

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SD1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2), 2nd Marine Regiment
  1942-1943, 521, 2nd Recruit Training Bn
  1943-1943, 745, A Co, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 20 Nov 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Betio Islet, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
ALGER, Theodore J., PFC 521, 745    SN: 510116
Born: 31 Mar 1923
Enlisted USMCR: 01 Dec 1942 (Home of Record: 1035 N. Fuller Avenue, Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Died: 20 Nov 1943 (KIA, Betio, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands)
Interred:  Fairplains Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI (Section H; Site 1404)
 
2nd Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Dec 1942 Pvt, 2ndRecruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA
Jan 1943 Pvt, 2ndRecruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “27, trans by S/Rs fr Cl III(c) to Cl III(b); to Motor Transport School, Post”
 
Motor Transport School, Service Battalion, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Jan 1943 Pvt, MTS, SerBn, MCB, San Diego, CA “1Dec42; 27, Jdfr 2ndRecBn,RDep, Post; 28-31, Stud Motor Veh Operators Course. ”
 
16th Replacement Battalion, FMF
Apr 1943 Pvt, 16th Repl Bn, FMF “1-16, TC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, Calif.; 17, emb aboard SS LURLINE at San Diego, Calif.; 18-26, enroute to Tutuila, Samoa; 27, at Tutuila, Samoa; 28-30, enroute fr Tutuila, Samoa to Noumea, New Caledonia.”
 
Company A, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, N.Z.) “1, pro.”
Oct 1943 PFC, Co A, 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 PFC, Co A, 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
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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