Mock, George F, Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 1st Raider Bn/Co B
Service Years
1942 - 1943

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Tamaqua
Last Address
249 Cedar Street, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania

Casualty Date
Jul 20, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section D, Grave 169

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 0000
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/1st Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)USMC (United States Marine Corps)1st Raider Bn
  1942-1942, 0311, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/1st Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1942-1943, 0300, 1st Replacement Bn
  1943-1943, 600, 2nd Defense Bn
  1943-1943, 1st Raider Bn/Co B
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/New Georgia Group Operation
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 20 Jul 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of Bairoko on New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
MOCK, George F., Pvt 521/745(Rifleman)   SN: 452430
Born:  04 Mar 1921 Pennsylvania
Enlisted USMCR: 31 Aug 1942 (Home of Record: 249 Cedar Street, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania)
Died: 20 Jul 1943 (KIA, Bairoko, New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred:  Fort William McKinley Cemetery, Manila, P.I. (Section D, Grave 169)
 
1st Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Sep 1942 Pvt, 1stRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “31Aug42; 1, jdfr CRD; 17, Jdenl at DHS Phila., Pa.”
7th Separate Recruit Battalion, NRTC, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Oct 1942 Pvt, 7thSepRecBn, NRTC, FMF, MB, New River, NC “31Aug42; 4, jdfr 1stRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC;  4-24, under instn, act d status; 25, tr fr Cl III(c) to Cl III(b) USMCR; 25, to 1stReplBn, Post”   
 
Headquarters Company, 1st Replacement Battalion, FMF, Training Center, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Oct 1942 Pvt, HqCo, 1stReplBn, MB, New River, NC “26, jdfr 7thSepRecBn, NRTC, Post”
Jan 1943 Pvt, HqCo, 1stReplBn, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, In the Field “1, to 2dDefBn (Reinf), In the Field”
 
3” Anti Aircraft Group, 2nd Defense Battalion, Reinforced, 2nd Marine Brigade, In the Field
Jan 1943 Pvt, 3” AA Grp, 2ndDefBn (Rein), 2ndMarBrig, in the Field “31Aug42; 1, jdfr 1stReplBn, 2dMarBrig, In the Field”
 
Company B, 1st Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 Pvt, Co B, 1stRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) “16-20 and 22-24, on bd APD in conn with spl trng.”
Jul 1943 Pvt, Co B, 1stRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) “31Aug42; 4, emb abd USS KILTY 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.;  20, KIA (at Bairoko) on New Georgia, B.S.I and buried on island; 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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