Loch, Charles H, Jr., Pvt

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1942-1942, 0311, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)/H Co
Service Years
1942 - 1942



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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
1120 Howerton Street, Catasauqua, Pennsylvania

Casualty Date
Oct 26, 1942
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
Solomon Islands
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Allen Union Cemetery, Northampton, PA

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 0000
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)
  1942-1942, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1942-1942, 521, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)/H Co
  1942-1942, 0311, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)/H Co
  1942-1942, 0311, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)/H Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
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Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 26 Oct 1942, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of the Lunga Area on Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands.
LOCH, Charles H., Jr, Pvt 521/745(Rifleman)                        SN: 359019
Born: 03 Feb 1922 North Catasauqua, Pennsylvania
Enlisted USMCR: 13 Jan 1942 DHS Phila., PA (Home of Record: 1120 Howerton Street, Catasauqua, Pennsylvania)
Died: 26 Oct 1942 (KIA, Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Allen Union Cemetery, Northampton, Northampton County, PA (Section 3, Lot 90, Grave 3)
Headquarters, Eastern Recruiting Division, 1700 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Jan 1942 Pvt, Hq, ERD, Phila., PA “13Jan42; 13, Jdenl at DHS Phila., Pa.; 13, To RD, MB, Parris Island, S.C.”
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC “13Jan42;14, jdfr DHS Philadelphia, Pa.”
Company H, 2ndBattalion, 7thMarines, 1stMarine Division, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Apr 1942 Pvt, Co H, 2ndBn, 7thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC
Company H, 2ndBattalion, 7thMarines, 3rdMarine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1942 Pvt, Co H, 2ndBn, 7thMar, 3rdMarBrig, FMF, Aboard USS HEYWOOD “2-30, det d AK-F; 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.; 10, sailed; 10-18, at sea; 19, arr at Balboa, C.Z.; 20, sailed; 20-30, at sea.”
Jul 1942 Pvt, Co H, 2ndBn, 7thMar, 3rdMarBrig, FMF, In the Field (Apia, Upolu, W. Samoa) “Msm.”
Company H, 2ndBattalion, 7thMarines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1942 Pvt, Co H, 2ndBn, 7thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “13Jan42; 26, Killed in Action against the enemy; GO#20 does not apply; Char: Excellent; 26, remains interred in 1stMarDiv Cemetery, Guadalcanal, B.S.I. Row #44, Grave #8.”

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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