Wagner, Robert M, 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)/K Co
Service Years
1942 - 1942

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wilkes-Barre
Last Address
222 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Casualty Date
Oct 08, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Beverly National Cemetery - Beverly, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section F Site 1776

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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)/K Co
  1942-1942, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1942-1942, 0311, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)/K Co
  1942-1942, 0311, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)/K 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, 08 Oct 1942, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of the Matanikau River on Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
WAGNER, Robert M., Pvt 521/745                SN: 359075
Born: 19 Aug 1920
Enlisted USMCR: 14 Jan 1942 DHS Philadelphia, PA (Home of Record: 222 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA)
Died: 08 Oct 1942 (KIA, Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, Burlington County, New Jersey (Section F, Site 1776)
 
Headquarters, Eastern Recruiting Division, 1700 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Jan 1942 Pvt, Hq, ERD, Phila., PA “14Jan42; Jdenl at DHS Phila., Pa., Tr to MB, PI, S.C. same date.”
4thRecruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC “14Jan42; 15, Jdenl DHS Phila., Pa.”
 
Company K, 3rdBattalion, 5thMarines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Apr 1942 Pvt, Co K, 3rdBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC
Company K, 3rdBattalion, 5thMarines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1942 Pvt, Co K, 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 K, 3rdBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “7-8, Participated in the Matanikau River Engagement; 8, Killed in Action (gunshot wound, face); GO#20 does not apply; Char: Excellent; 10, remains interred in grave Row #27, Grave #1, 1stMarDiv Cemetery, Guadalcanal, B.S.I.”
 
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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