Agee, William L, PltSgt

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Last Rank
Platoon Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
812-Infantry Chief
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 812, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)/E Co
Service Years
1932 - 1942

Platoon Sergeant

 
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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1906
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fresno
Last Address
656 Maupas Avenue, Savannah, Georgia

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section D, Grave 496

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere


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Drill Instructor


 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1942, World War II Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1932, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 0000
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SDMarine BarracksMarine Barracks Mare Island, CA4th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (1/4)
2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)5th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)5th Marine Regiment2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)
  1932-1932, 521, RTR, MCRD SD
  1932-1933, 1100, Marine Barracks Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI
  1933-1935, 1141, Marine Barracks Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI
  1935-1935, 1141, Marine Barracks Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI
  1935-1936, Marine Barracks Mare Island, CA
  1937-1938, Marine Barracks Guam
  1938-1940, 0311, 1st Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (1/4)/D Co
  1940-1940, 0311, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/Golf Co
  1940-1940, 0311, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)/H Co
  1940-1940, 707, 5th Marine Regiment
  1940-1940, 653, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)/H Co
  1941-1941, 653, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)/H Co
  1941-1942, 812, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)/H Co
  1942-1942, 812, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)/E Co
  1942-1942, 812, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)/E Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1937-1939 China Service 1937-1939
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 25 Oct 1942, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of the Matanikau River on Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
AGEE, William L., PltSgt 521/309/522/707/653/651/812   SN: 234135
Born: 15 Feb 1906 Fresno, Fresno County, California
Enlisted USMC: 06 Mar 1932 RS (Home of Record: 656 Maupas Avenue, Savannah, Georgia)
Died: 25 Oct 1942 (KIA, Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, CA (Section D, Grave 496).
 
Headquarters, Western Recruiting Division, San Francisco, CA
Mar 1932 Pvt, Hq, WRD, San Francisco, CA “6, Acc & enl at RS Los Angeles, Calif.; 6, tr to RD, MCB, San Diego, CA”
Recruit Detachment, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Mar 1932 Pvt, RecDet, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA “6Mar32; 6, jdfr WRD Los Angeles, Calif.; 6-31, Rec Instn”
Apr 1932 Pvt, RecDet, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA “22, trans to MB, NOB, Pearl Harbor, T.H. via USAT ST. MIHIEL; 23, sailed fr San Francisco, Calif.”

Prior Service United States Marine Corps, Apr 1932 to Aug 1939
See “Other News, Events and Photographs” section for a full Service Summary.

Company D, 1stBattalion, 4thMarines, Shanghai, China
Sep-Dec 1939 Cpl, Co D, 1stBn, 4thMar, Shanghai, China
Jan- 1940 Cpl, Co D, 1stBn, 4thMar, Shanghai, China “26, to MBNY, Mare Island, Calif.; 26 emb & 28, sailed fr Shanghai, China, via USS HENDERSON”
 
Barracks Detachment, Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA
Mar-Apr 1940 Cpl, BksDet, MB, NYd, Mare Island, CA “7Mar40; 7Mar, jdreenl, Post; Reapp Cpl; 30Apr, to FMF, MCB, San Diego, Calif.; On fur to 4May40”
 
Company G, 2ndBattalion, 6thMarines, 2ndMarine Brigade, FMF, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
May-Jul 1940 Cpl, Co G, 2ndBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA “7Mar40; 2, Jdfr BksDet, MBNYd, Mare Island, Calif., by S/Rs.; 2-3May, fur; 4May, jd in person; 10Jul, Qual ER; 12, to 1st MarBrig, MB, Quantico, Va.”
 
Company H, 2ndBattalion, 5thMarines, 1stMarine Brigade, FMF, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Jul-Aug 1940 Cpl, Co H, 2ndBn, 5thMar, 1stMarBrig, FMF, MB, Quantico, VA “7Mar40; 16Jul, Jdfr Co G, 2ndBn, 6thMar, 2MB, MCB, San Diego, Calif.; 14Aug, to RDep, 5th Mar, 1MB, FMF, Post”
Recruit Depot, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Brigade, FMF, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Aug-Sep 1940 Cpl, RDep, 5thMar, 1stMarBrig, FMF, MB, Quantico, VA “7Mar40; 14Aug, jdfr Co H, 2dBn, 5thMar, 1MB, FMF, Post; 14-30Aug & 1-29Sep, Recruit Instr; 30, to Co H, 2dBn, 5thMar, 1MB, FMF, Post”
Company H, 2ndBattalion, 5thMarines, 1stMarine Brigade, FMF, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Sep-Dec 1940 Cpl, Co H, 2ndBn, 5thMar, 1stMarBrig, FMF, MB, Quantico, VA “7Mar40; 30Sep, Jdfr RDep, 5th Mar, 1MB, FMF, Post; Oct-Dec, NS, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba”
 
Company H, 2ndBattalion, 7thMarines, 1stMarine Brigade, FMF, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1941 Cpl, Co H, 2ndBn, 7thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, Parris Island, SC “4Mar40; 1, Jdfr Co H, 2dBn, 5thMar, 1stMarBrig, FMF, NS, Gtmo Bay, Cuba”
Apr 1941 Sgt, Co H, 2ndBn, 7thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, Parris Island, SC “23, Pro. Sgt, temp war”
Jul 1941 Sgt, Co H, 2ndBn, 7thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, Parris Island, SC “4Mar40
Company H, 2ndBattalion, 7thMarines, 1stMarine Division, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Oct 1941 Sgt, Co H, 2ndBn, 7thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC
Jan 1942 Sgt, Co H, 2ndBn, 7thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC
Apr 1942 PltSgt, Co H, 2ndBn, 7thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC “4Mar40; 1, at MB, New River, NC; 2, at 1st Base Depot, USAB, Norfolk, Va. and emb on bd USS HEYWOOD thereat: 3-9, abd USS HEYWOOD at Norfolk, Va.; 6, pro.; 9, to Co E, 2dBn, 7thMar, ”
Company E, 2ndBattalion, 7thMarines, 3rdMarine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1942 PltSgt, Co E, 2ndBn, 7thMar, 3rdMarBrig, FMF, Aboard USS HEYWOOD “7Mar40; 9, jdfr Co H, 2dBn, 7thMar, 3dMarBrig, FMF, aboard USS HEYWOOD; 10, sailed; 10-18, at sea; 19, arr at Balboa, C.Z.; 20, sailed; 20-30, at sea.”
Jul 1942 PltSgt, Co E, 2ndBn, 7thMar, 3rdMarBrig, FMF, In the Field (Apia, Upolu, W. Samoa) “27, awd DC by CO at OH for carelessly discharging a pistol. Sent to LP $15.00 per mo for a prd of 2 mos, TLP, $30.00”
Company E, 2ndBattalion, 7thMarines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1942 PltSgt, Co E, 2ndBn, 7thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “4Mar40; 25, Killed in Action; Char: Excellent; GO#20 does not apply; 26, remains interred in 1stMarDiv Cemetery, Guadalcanal, B.S.I. Row #41, Grave #3.”

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 (5Mar36)
China Service Medal
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
Expert Rifleman Badge
   
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