Bovenschulte, William Grant, Pvt

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1943-1943, 745, Co A, 1st Raider Bn
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1942 - 1943



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Casualty Info
Home Town
Terre Haute
Last Address
Terre Haute, Indiana

Casualty Date
Jul 11, 1943
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
Solomon Islands
World War II
Location of Interment
Barrancas National Cemetery - Pensacola, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 2 Site 338

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 0000
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SDUSMC (United States Marine Corps)1st Raider Bn
  1942-1943, 521, 2nd Recruit Training Bn
  1943-1943, 0311, 14th Replacement Bn
  1943-1943, 745, Co A, 1st Raider Bn
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/New Georgia Group Operation
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Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 11 Jul 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of Enogai Point on New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands.
BOVENSCHULTE, William G., Pvt 521/745(Rifleman)         SN: 504373
Born:  29 Aug 1923 Indiana
Enlisted USMCR: 01 Dec 1942 (Home of Record: Terre Haute, Indiana)
Died: 11 Jul 1943 (KIA, Enogai Point, New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred:  Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, FL (Section 2, Grave 338)
Headquarters, Central Recruiting Division, Chicago, IL
Dec 1942 Pvt, Hq, CRD, Chicago, IL “1Dec42; Jdenl at DHS Milwaukee, Wis. and tr to RD, MCB, San Diego, Calif.”
2nd Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Dec 1942 Pvt, 2ndRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA “1Dec42; 4, jdfr CRD; 2, Jdenl at DHS Milwaukee, Wis.”
Jan 1943 Pvt, 2ndRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA “27, Tr by S/Rs fr USMCR Cl III(c) to Cl III(b); 27, to FMFTC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, Calif.”
14th Replacement Battalion, FMF Training Center, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jan 1943 Pvt, 14thReplBn, FMFTC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “1Dec42; 27, jdfr 2ndRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, Calif.”
Apr 1943 Pvt, 14thReplBn, FMF, In the Field “Emb 17Apr43 and sailed 18Apr43”
Company A, 1st Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 Pvt, Co A, 1stRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) “1Dec42; 4, emb abd USS CROSBY at Guadalcanal, B.S.I. and sailed therefrom same date; 4, underway; 5, landed on enemy territory and participated in action on New Georgia, B.S.I.;  11, KIA at Enogai Point, New Georgia, B.S.I and buried in Grave #7, 200 yards east of bridge, Enogai Point ; GO#20 does not apply.”
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
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
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