Ables, Clarence E, Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Primary MOS
604-Light Machine Gunner
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 604, 1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)/D Co
Service Years
1939 - 1942

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 Personal Details 

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Home State
Mississippi
Mississippi
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Inverness
Last Address
1312 Grove Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Cedar Hill Cemetery - Vicksburg, Mississippi
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Lots 5&6 of Square 250 B, Div C

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere


 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  2016, World War II Fallen


 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1939, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 0000
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)/I Co1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)/D Co
  1939-1939, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1939-1939, 0311, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)/I Co
  1941-1941, 745, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)/I Co
  1942-1942, 604, 1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)/D Co
  1942-1942, 604, 1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)/D Co
  1942-1942, 604, 1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)/D 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, 25 Oct 1942, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
ABLES, Clarence E., Pvt, 521/522/745/604                      SN: 270624
Born: 13 Jan 1921 Inverness, Sunflower County, Mississippi
Enlisted USMC: 08 Mar 1939; 02 Jan 1942 (Home of Record: 1312 Grove Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi)
Died: 25 Oct 1942 (KIA, Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Warren County, MS (Lots 5&6 of Square 250 B, Div C)
 
Headquarters, Southern Recruiting Division, New Orleans, LA
Mar 1939 Pvt, Hq, SRD, New Orleans, LA “8Mar39; 8, Acc & enl at Hq SRD New Orleans, La.; 9, tr to MB, Parris Island, SC”
Recruit Depot Detachment, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Mar 1939 Pvt, RD Det, MB, Parris Island, SC “8Mar39; 10, jdfr DHS New Orleans, L.; 10-31, RI”
Apr 1939 Pvt, RD Det, MB, Parris Island, SC “RI”
May 1939 Pvt, RD Det, MB, Parris Island, SC “1-12, RI; 13, to 1stMarBrig, FMF, MB, Quantico, Va.”

Prior Service, United States Marine Corps
May 1939 - Aug 1941 Ended with Bad Conduct Discharge after service with Co I, 3rd Bn, 5th Mar, 1st MarBrig, FMF.

Southern Recruiting Division, Atlanta, GA
Jan 1942 Pvt, SRD, Atlanta, GA “2, Reenl DHS Jackson, Miss.”
 
Company D, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Jan 1942 Pvt, Co D, 1stBn, 7thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC “2, jdfr DHS Jackson, Miss.”
Company D, 1stBattalion, 7thMarines, 3rdMarine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1942 PFC, Co D, 1stBn, 7thMar, 3rdMarBrig, FMF, In the Field (At Sea) “1-4, at MB, New River, NC; 5, entrained & departed fr MB, New River, NC; 6, arr at Norfolk, Va.; detrained & emb abd USS FULLER; 7-9, at Norfolk, Va.; 10, sailed fr Norfolk, Va.; 11-17, at sea enroute to C.Z., R.P.; 18, arr C.Z., R.P., transit Canal, arr Balboa, C.Z.; 19, sailed fr Balboa, C.Z.; 20-30, at sea enroute to Western Samoan Islands”
Jul 1942 Pvt, Co D, 1stBn, 7thMar, 3rdMarBrig, FMF, In the Field (Apia, Upolu, W. Samoa) “23, red to Pvt at OH by CO for: failure to conduct himself in a manner satisfactory to his CO.”
Company D, 1stBattalion, 7thMarines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1942 Pvt, Co D, 1stBn, 7thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “2Jan42; Under enemy naval bombardment fr about midnight, 13-14, to 1:30am 16 Oct42. Bombardment commenced nightly about midnight and contd for one to one and a half hours on Guadalcanal, B.S.I.; 24-25, participated in a battle against the enemy; 25, Killed in Action about 2:00am as a result of GSW, fatal, recvd in the line of duty; GO#20 does not apply; Char: Excellent; 27, remains interred in 1stMarDiv Cemetery, Row #45, Grave #5, 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
Rifle Marksman Badge
 
   
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