Harvey, Robert Jean, 1stLt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
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1943-1943, 0302, A Co, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)
Service Years
1942 - 1943
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First Lieutenant


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Port Huron
Last Address
205 N. Durand Street
Jackson, Michigan

Casualty Date
Nov 21, 1943
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
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World War II Fallen
  1943, World War II Fallen

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Officer Candidate School (Quantico, VA), G/13
 Unit Assignments
USMC (United States Marine Corps)1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2), 2nd Marine Regiment
  1943-1943, 0302, 13th Replacement Bn
  1943-1943, 0302, A Co, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
 Colleges Attended
Michigan State University
  1938-1942, Michigan State University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 21 Nov 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Betio Islet, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands.

HARVEY, Robert J, First Lieutenant, O-018100, USMC, from Michigan, Honolulu Memorial + HARVEY, Robert Jean, 18100, CoA, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Gilbert Is, November 21, 1943, missing-killed in action + HARVEY, Robert J., 1st Lieutenant, USMCR. Wife, Mrs. Robert J. Harvey, 205 N. Durand St., Jackson, Mich + HARVEY, Robert J, 1STLT, O-018100, USMC, from Michigan, location Gilbert Islands, date of loss November 21, 1943
HARVEY, Robert J., 1stLt, 1542                      SN: O18100
Born: XX Xxx 19XX
Enlisted USMC: Aug 1942 (Home of Record: 205 N. Durand Street, Jackson, Michigan)
Commissioned: Jan 1943
Died: 21 Nov 1943 (KIA, Betio Islet, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands)
Interred: Initially interred in the 2ndMarines #1, Cemetery "C", Row #1, Grave #2. By war's end, the exact location of his grave had become obscured and he was deemed, "non-recoverable". His name is inscribed on the memorial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI (Tablets of the Missing)
Company G, (13th Candidates Class), Marine Corps Schools, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Oct 1942 PFC, Co G, (13th Candidates Class), MCS, MB, Quantico, VA
Reserve Officers Class, Marine Corps Schools, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Jan 1943 2ndLt, Res Off Cl, MCS, MB, Quantico, VA
Company B, 13th Replacement Battalion, 3rd Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 2ndLt, Co B, 13thReplBn, 3rd MarBrig, FMF, In the Field "1-23, under instn OffTrngS; 24-30, CoO"
Jul 1943 2ndLt, Co B, 13thReplBn, FMF, In the Field "CoO; 10, to 2dMarDiv, FMF"
Company A, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 2ndLt, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, NZ) "10, jdfr 13thReplBn, FMF; 10-31, PlLdr, 2d Plat."
Oct 1943 2ndLt, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, NZ) "17, emb abd USS HARRY LEE at Wellington, NZ; 17-23, abd USS HARRY LEE in Wellington-Hawkes Bay Area, North Island in conn w/ amph trng opers; 24-31, abd USS HARRY LEE, Wellington, NZ awtg orders for trans to desig place for d in conn w/ 2dMarDiv Opers."
Nov 1943 1stLt, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands)
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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