Bishop, Lawrence Ernest, Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 745, E Co, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)
Service Years
1942 - 1942

Private

 
 

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Home State
Maine
Maine
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Portland
Last Address
45 Brown Street, Portland, Maine

Casualty Date
Sep 14, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section A Site 343

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World War II Fallen
  2016, World War II Fallen


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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 0000
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island5th Marine Regiment2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5), 5th Marine Regiment
  1942-1942, 521, 10th Recruit Training Bn, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1942-1942, 521, E Co, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)
  1942-1942, 745, E Co, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)
  1942-1942, 745, E Co, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo) /Tulagi Island landing
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 14 Sep 1942, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of Edson’s “Bloody Ridge” on Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
BISHOP, Lawrence E., Pvt 521/745(Rifleman)                      SN: 350409
Born: 09 Nov 1922 Maine
Enlisted: 16 Jan 1942 (Home of Record: 45 Brown Street, Portland, Maine)
Died: 14 Sep 1942 (KIA, Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI (Section A, Row 0, Grave 343)
 
Headquarters, Eastern Recruiting Division, 1700 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Jan 1942 Pvt, Hq, ERD, Phila., PA “16Jan42; 17, Enl at DHS Augusta, Me., Tr to MB, PI, SC same date”
10th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “16Jan42; 18, jdenl fr DHS Augusta, Me.”
Feb 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC
Mar 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “ to 1st MarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC” 
 
Company E, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Apr 1942 Pvt, Co E, 2ndBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC “8-30, Msm.”
Company E, 2ndBattalion, 5thMarines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1942 Pvt, Co E, 2ndBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (At Sea) “1 only at McKay’s Crossing Camp, Paekakariki, N.Z.; 2, emb on bd USS NEVILLE 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.”
Aug 1942 Pvt, Co E, 2ndBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tulagi, B.S.I.)
Sep 1942 Pvt, Co E, 2ndBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “16Jan42; 14, Killed in Action”
 
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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