Brown, Duane M, PFC

Fallen
 
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 Service Details
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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 0311, 2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)/E Co
Service Years
1941 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
North Dakota
North Dakota
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fargo
Last Address
1025 5th Street, N, Fargo, North Dakota

Casualty Date
Nov 20, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Kiribati
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Wheatland Cemetery, Wheatland, ND 58079

 Official Badges 


 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  2016, World War II Fallen


 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SD1st Provisional Marine Brigade, Iceland3rd Bn, 10th Marine Regiment (3/10)2nd Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)
  1941-1941, 521, 4th Recruit Training Bn
  1941-1942, 603, 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, Iceland
  1943-1943, 603, 3rd Bn, 10th Marine Regiment (3/10)/G Btry
  1943-1943, 0311, 2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)/E Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II/American Theater/Defense of Iceland Base
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
  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
BROWN, Duane M., PFC 653             SN: 304377
Born: XX Xxx 1921
Enlisted: 19 Feb 1941 (Home of Record: 1025 5th Street, N, Fargo, North Dakota)
Died: 20 Nov 1943 (KIA, Betio Islet, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands)
Interred:  Wheatland Cemetery, Cass County, ND
 
 4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Base Troops, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Feb 1941 Pvt, 4th Recruit Bn, RD, BT, MCB, San Diego, CA “12Mar41; 14, jd fr ERD, Philadelphia, PA.”
Mar 1941 Pvt, 4th Recruit Bn, RD, BT, MCB, San Diego, CA
Apr 1941 Pvt, 4th Recruit Bn, RD, BT, MCB, San Diego, CA “10, qual MM; 19, to Btry G, 3rdBn, 10thMar, 2ndMarDiv.”
 
Battery E, 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines, 6th Marines (Reinforced), 1st Marine Brigade (Prov), FMF, Iceland
Jul 1941 Pvt, Btry E, 2ndBn, 10thMar, 6thMar(Rein), 1stMarBrig(Prov), Iceland
Oct 1941 Pvt, Btry E, 2ndBn, 10thMar, 6thMar(Rein), 1stMarBrig(Prov), Iceland
H&S Battery, 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines, 6th Marines (Reinforced), 1st Marine Brigade (Prov), FMF, Iceland
Jan 1942 Pvt, H&S Btry, 2ndBn, 10thMar, 6thMar(Rein), 1stMarBrig (Prov), Iceland Base Command “Truck Driver”
 
H&S Battery, 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Apr 1942 Cpl, H&S Btry, 2ndBn, 10thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jul 1942 Sgt, H&S Btry, 2ndBn, 10thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
H&S Battery, 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1942 Sgt, H&S Btry, 2ndBn, 10thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, At Sea (Wellington, New Zealand)
 
Casual Company, Division Service Troops, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1943 Sgt, CasCo, DivSerTrs, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands) “1-31, sk Mob Hosp #6”
 
Battery G, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 Sgt, Btry G, 3rdBn, 10thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, NZ)”19Feb41; 14-30, AOL”
Jul 1943 PFC, Btry G, 3rdBn, 10thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, NZ)”AOL fr 12:01pm 12Jun43 to 3:00pm 4Jul43. Sent to red to next inferior rank and to perform EPD for a prd of 3 mos.; 13, reduced”
 
Company E, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1943 PFC, Co E, 2ndBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, NZ)”16, emb abd USS ZEILIN at Wellington, N.Z.; 16-23, abd USS ZEILIN in Wellington-Hawkes Bay Area, North Island,  N.Z. in conn/w amphib trng operations; 24-31, abd USS ZEILIN, Wellington, N.Z. awaiting orders for transportation to designated place for duty in conn/w 2nd Marine Division Operation.”
Nov 1943 PFC, Co E, 2ndBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands) “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 Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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