Hammett, Harold, Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
0369-Infantry Unit Leader
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 0369, B Co, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)
Service Years
1940 - 1943

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State of Birth
Mississippi
Mississippi
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 20 Nov 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Betio, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands.

HAMMETT, Harold, 293615, Co B, 1st Bn, 2nd Mar, 2nd Mar Div, FMF, Gilbert Is, November 20, 1943, killed in action + HAMMETT, Harold, Sergeant, 293615, USMC, from California, Honolulu Memorial + HAMMETT, Harold, Sgt., USMC. Mother, Mrs. Eva J. Hammett, Rt. 5, Hattiesburg, Miss + HAMMETT, Harold, SGT, 293615, USMC, from California, location Gilbert Islands, date of loss November 20, 1943

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HAMMETT, Harold, Sgt, 521/745/653                      SN: 293615
Born: 16 Feb 1919 Mississippi
Enlisted USMC: 26 Aug 1940 DHS San Francisco, CA (Home of Record: Rt. 5, Hattiesburg, Mississippi)
Died: 20 Nov 1943 (KIA, Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands)
Interred: Remains declared "non-recoverable" on Betio. His name is inscribed on the memorial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI (Tablets of the Missing).
 
Headquarters, Western Recruiting Division, San Francisco, CA
Aug 1940 Pvt, HQ, WRD, San Francisco, CA "26Aug40; Appl & Jdenl at DHS, San Francisco, Calif. and trans to RD, MCB, San Diego, Calif."
1st Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Base Troops, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Aug 1940 Pvt, 1stRecBn, RDep, Base Trs, MCB, San Diego, CA "26Aug40; 27, jdfr WRD San Francisco, Calif."
Sep 1940 Pvt, 1stRecBn, RDep, Base Trs, MCB, San Diego, CA
Oct 1940 Pvt, 2ndRecBn, RDep, Base Trs, MCB, San Diego, CA "11, qual MM; 19, to Co A, 1stBn, 8thMar, 2dMarBrig, FMF, Post"
 
Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Brigade, FMF, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Oct 1940 Pvt, Co A, 1stBn, 8thMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA "26Aug40; 19, Jdfr 1stRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, Calif."
Nov-Dec 1940 Pvt, Co A, 1stBn, 8thMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA
Jan 1941 Pvt, Co A, 1stBn, 8thMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA "4-6, temp d RR; 7, by S/Rs on temp d, at RR, to 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, Base"
 
Company B, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Brigade, FMF, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Jan 1941 Pvt, Co B, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA "26Aug40; 7, jdfr Co A, 1stBn, 8thMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, Calif.; 7-10, temp d RR MCB, San Diego, Calif., conn SATP; 10, qual MM; 11, jd in person."
Company B, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Apr 1941 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA "28, pro (Temp)"
Jul 1941 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Oct 1941 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jan 1942 PFC, Co D, 1st Bn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA  "19-28, temp d, RDep, MCB, San Diego, Calif.; 29-31, temp d (RR Coach), Camp San Luis Obispo, Calif., in conn w/recruit trng."
Apr 1942 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA "1-22 at Camp Elliott; 22, emb on bd USS PRES. HAYES in conn w/Bn trng exercises; 23-30, anchored at San Diego, Calif."
Company B, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, Reinforced, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1942 PFC, Co B, 1st Bn, 2ndMar (Rein), FMF, In the Field (At Sea) "1-17, enroute fr San Diego, Calif. to Tongatabu, Tonga Islands; 18-24, anchored at Tongatabu, Tonga Islands; 25-31, at sea"
Oct 1942 PFC, Co B, 1st Bn, 2ndMar (Rein), FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) "1-31, In zone of active operations."
Jan 1943 Cpl, Co B, 1stBn, 2ndMar (Rein), FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) "1-30, In zone of active operations; 31, emb aboard USS PRESIDENT JACKSON and sailed therefrom."
Company B, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 Cpl, Co B, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, N.Z.) "1-9, sk hosp"
Jul 1943 Sgt, Co B, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, N.Z.) "1, pro."
Oct 1943 Sgt, Co B, 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 Sgt, Co B, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa Atoll, B.G.I.) "20, 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 w/ 1 star
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
Rifle Marksman Badge
 

   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 00
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SD1st Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (1/8)1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2), 2nd Marine Regiment
  1940-1940, 521, 1st Recruit Training Bn
  1940-1941, 521, A Co, 1st Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (1/8)
  1942-1942, 0311, B Co, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)
  1942-1943, 0311, B Co, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)
  1943-1943, 0369, B Co, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/American Theater
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
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