Jenkins, Alba W, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 0311, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)/E Co
Service Years
1941 - 1942

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Thomasville
Last Address
White House Hotel, Thomasville, Alabama

Casualty Date
Oct 09, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Mobile National Cemetery - Mobile, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 7, Grave 2059

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 00
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)
  1941-1942, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1942-1942, 0311, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)/E Co
  1942-1942, 0311, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)/E Co
  1942-1942, 0311, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)/E 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, 09 Oct 1942, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of the Lunga Area on Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
JENKINS, Alba W., Pvt 521/745                SN: 334325
Born: 23 Dec 1923 Alabama
Enlisted USMCR: 16 Dec 1941 DHS Birmingham, AL (Home of Record: White House Hotel, Thomasville, Alabama)
Died: 09 Oct 1942 (KIA, Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Mobile National Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, AL (Section 7, Grave 2059)
 
Headquarters, Southern Recruiting Division, Atlanta, GA
Dec 1941 Pvt, Hq, SRD, Atlanta, G “16Dec41; Jdenl at DHS Birmingham, Ala.; 16, To MB, PI, S.C.”
4thRecruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Dec 1941 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC “16Dec41; 17, Jdenl SRD Birmingham, Ala.”
Jan 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC “19, fr USMCR Cl III(c) to Cl III(b); 29, to 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC”
 
Company E, 2ndBattalion, 7thMarines, 1stMarine Division, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Jan 1942 Pvt, Co E, 2ndBn, 7thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC “16Dec41; 29, jdfr 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC”
Apr 1942 Pvt, Co E, 2ndBn, 7thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC
Company E, 2ndBattalion, 7thMarines, 3rdMarine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1942 PFC, Co E, 2ndBn, 7thMar, 3rdMarBrig, FMF, Aboard USS HEYWOOD “1, at MB, New River, NC; 2, at 1st Base Depot, US Army Base, Norfolk, Va. and emb on bd USS HEYWOOD thereat: 3-9, abd USS HEYWOOD at Norfolk, Va.; 10, sailed; 10-17, at sea; 15, pro; 18, arr at Balboa, C.Z.; 19, sailed; 19, rated as spl 6cl gen d; 19-30, at sea.”
Jul 1942 PFC, Co E, 2ndBn, 7thMar, 3rdMarBrig, FMF, In the Field (Upolu, W. Samoa)
Company E, 2ndBattalion, 7thMarines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1942 PFC, Co E, 2ndBn, 7thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “9, Killed in Action in an area about 100 yards west of the Matanikau River, Guadalcanal, B.S.I.; Char: Excellent; GO#20 does not apply; 9, remains buried in the field, 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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