Myers, John H, Jr., Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 0311, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)/I Co
Service Years
1942 - 1942

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Charlotte
Last Address
Rt. 8, Box 111, Charlotte, North Carolina

Casualty Date
Oct 07, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section A, Row 0, Site 976

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World War II Fallen
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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)3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)/I Co
  1942-1942, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1942-1942, 521, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)/I Co
  1942-1942, 0311, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)/I Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 07 Oct 1942, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of the Matanikau River on Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
MYERS, John H., Jr, PFC 521/745                SN: 342450
Born: 11 Apr 1922
Enlisted USMCR: 07 Jan 1942 Raleigh, NC (Home of Record: Rt. 8, Box 111, Charlotte, North Carolina)
Died: 07 Oct 1942 (KIA, Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI (Section A, Row 0, Site 976)
 
4thRecruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC “7Jan42; 8, Jdenl SRD Raleigh, NC; 25-27, Sk USNH, Post”
Feb 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC
 
Company I, 3rdBattalion, 5thMarines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Apr 1942 Pvt, Co I, 3rdBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC
Company I, 3rdBattalion, 5thMarines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1942 Pvt, Co I, 3rdBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (At Sea) “1 only at McKay’s Crossing Camp, Paekakariki, N.Z.; 2, emb on bd USS FULLER at Wellington, N.Z., 2-21, at Wellington, N.Z.; 22-27, at sea; 28 only, at Suva, Fiji; 29-31, at sea, enroute to Solomon Islands.”
Oct 1942 Pvt, Co I, 3rdBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “7, Killed in Action (machine gun wound, head); GO#20 does not apply; Char: Excellent; 9, remains interred in grave #R23-4, 1stMarDiv Cemetery, Guadalcanal, B.S.I.; Participated during the Matanikau River Engagement”
 
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
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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