Clarke, Jack T, Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 0311, 1st Raider Bn/Co C
Service Years
1942 - 1942

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kingston
Last Address
171 Main Street, Kingston, Pennsylvania

Casualty Date
Aug 10, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery - Annville, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Buried at sea by US Navy: Section MA, Site 38

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 00
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)1st Raider Bn
  1942-1942, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1942-1942, 0311, 1st Raider Bn
  1942-1942, 0311, 1st Raider Bn/Co C
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo) /Tulagi Island landing
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Died 10 Aug 1942, of wounds received in action on 08 Aug 1942, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Tulagi, British Solomon Islands. Buried at sea by US Naval authority.
   
Comments/Citation
CLARKE, Jack, Pvt 521/745 (Rifleman)         SN: 359091
Born:  09 Jun 1920 Pennsylvania
Enlisted USMC: 14 Jan 1942 (Home of Record: 171 Main Street, Kingston, Pennsylvania)
Died of Wounds: 10 Aug 1942 (WIA, Tulagi Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Buried at sea by US Naval authority. A memorial headstone is placed for him at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Lebanon County, PA (Section MA, Site 38)
 
Eastern Recruiting Division, 1700 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Jan 1942 Pvt, ERD, Phila., PA “14Jan42; 14, Jdenl at DHS Philadelphia, Pa.. and tr to MB, PI, SC same date”
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “14Jan42; 15, Jdenl fr DHS Philadelphia, Pa.”
 
Company C, 1st Marine Raider Battalion, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1942 Pvt, Co C, 1stMarRdrBn, FMF, In the Field (Tutuila, Samoa) “1, entrained at MB, Quantico, Va.; 1-3, enroute; 4, arr & detrained at MCB, San Diego, Calif.; 4-11, at MCB, San Diego, Calif.; 12, emb on bd USS ZEILIN at San Diego, Calif.; 13, sailed; 14-27, passage; 28, arr at NS, Tutuila, Samoa; 29, on bd USS ZEILIN at NS, Tutuila, Samoa; 30, disemb & encamped at Tutuila, Samoa”
Jul 1942 Pvt, Co C, 1stMarRdrBn, FMF, In the Field (Tutuila, Samoa & Noumea, New Caledonia) “1-4, at Tutuila, Samoa; 4, emb on bd USS HEYWOOD for trans from Tutuila, Samoa to Noumea, New Caledonia; 5-9, underway; 10, arr at Noumea, New Caledonia; 23, emb on bd USS GREGORY for spl assignment and sailed same date.”
Aug 1942 Pvt, Co C, 1stMarRdrBn, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tulagi, British Solomon Is) “8, Wounded in Action; 10, Died of Wounds”
 
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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