Brown, Shirley M, Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
1814-Tank Commander
Last MOSGroup
Tank And Amphibian Tractor
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 736, 2nd Tank Bn/C Co
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Sergeant

 
 

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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Anderson
Last Address
407 Hill Street, Anderson, South Carolina

Casualty Date
Nov 21, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Kiribati
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Silver Brook Cemetery - Anderson, South Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
n/a

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)MCB Camp Lejeune, NCI Marine Amphibious Corps (I MAC)2nd Tank Bn
  1942-1942, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1943-1943, 505, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
  1943-1943, 505, I Marine Amphibious Corps (I MAC)
  1943-1943, 736, 2nd Tank Bn/C Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 21 Nov 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
BROWN, Shirley M., Sgt 521/511/736                     SN: 365285
Born:  03 Dec 1923
Enlisted USMC: 19 May 1942 (Home of Record: 407 Hill Street, Anderson, South Carolina)
Died: 21 Nov 1943 (KIA, Betio Islet, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands)
Interred: Initially interred in 2dMar #3, Cem “A”, Row 1, Grave 6. After the war he was re-interred at the Silver Brook Cemetery, Anderson, Anderson County, SC (Plot , Site ).
 
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
May 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “19May42; 21, jdfr ”
Jul 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “21, to MB, Quantico, Va. (Mot Trans Sch)
 
Company B, The Training Center, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Jul 1942 Pvt, Co B, TTC, MB, Quantico, VA “19May42; “21, jdfr 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC; 21-31, under instn”
 
Motor Transport School, School Battalion, Training Center, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Oct 1942 Pvt, MTransSch, SchBn, TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC “Under instn MTrans School”
Headquarters Company, School Battalion, Training Center, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Jan 1943 Pvt, HqCo, SchBn, TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC “19May42; 1, jdfr MTransSch, SchBn, TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC; 1-12, under instn, Motor Transport Sch; 13, to Hq Bn, TC, Post”
Headquarters & Service Company, Training Center, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Jan 1943 PFC, H&S Co, TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC “19May42; 13, jdfr MTransSch, MB, New River, NC; 14-20, Co Police shed; 21, to temp d at Flint & Detroit, Mich. in conn with tank instr in course thereat.”
Apr 1943 PFC, H&S Co, TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC  “1-14, Temp d at Detroit, Mich. Tank Arsenal Ordnance under instr; 15, to MB, NTS, Great Lakes, Ill. by S/Rs
 
Company C, First Corps Tank Battalion, San Diego Area, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California
Jul 1943 PFC, Co C, 1st Corps TkBn, San Diego Area, Camp Pendleton “1-18, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif.”
Company C, First Corps Tank Battalion, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 PFC, Co C, 1st  Corps TkBn, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, N.C.) “19, emb & sailed fr San Diego, Calif. via SS John McLean”
Oct 1943 Sgt, Co C, 1st  Corps TkBn, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, N.C.) “1, pro (OW); 6, unit disbanded and all personnel det or trans to 2dTkBn, DivSplTrs, 2dMarDiv, FMF, In the Field”
2nd Tank Battalion, Division Special Troops, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1943 Sgt, Co C(Med), 2ndTkBn, DivSplTrs, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, N.C.) “19May42; 6, jdby S/Rs fr 1st Corps (Med) TkBn, IMAC, In the Field”
Nov 1943 Sgt, Co C(Med), 2ndTkBn, DivSplTrs, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field “21, 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 Presidential Unit Citation
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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