Abbott, Lloyd B, Pvt

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1943-1943, 745, Co D, 1st Raider Bn
Service Years
1942 - 1943



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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
High Point
Last Address
Route 1, High Point, North Carolina

Casualty Date
Jul 07, 1943
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
Solomon Islands
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Abbotts Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery - Wallburg, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 3, Row 7, Grave 18

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World War II Fallen
  2016, World War II Fallen

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 0000
 Unit Assignments
4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris IslandUSMC (United States Marine Corps)1st Raider Bn
  1942-1942, 521, 4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1942-1943, 521, 3rd Replacement Bn
  1943-1943, 745, Co D, 1st Raider Bn
 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, 07 Jul 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of Enogai Point on New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands.

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Army Award) (Posthumously) to Private Lloyd B. Abbott (MCSN: 470594), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for gallantry in action as a member of Company D, First Marine Raider Battalion, at Enogai, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, on 7 July 1943. In attacking a strong Japanese defensive position, all of the other men in his squad suddenly were pinned down by heavy enemy fire. Determined to continue the charge, Private Abbott pressed forward alone and succeeded in establishing an advanced position. His gallant action encouraged the other men to quickly follow and push the advance he had started, forcing the enemy to give ground and begin their withdrawal. In delivering the final blow, He gallantly gave his life for his country.
General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 502 (1944)
Action Date: July 7, 1943
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Private
Company: Company D
Battalion: 1st Marine Raider Battalion
Regiment: 1st Raider Regiment
ABBOTT, Lloyd B., Pvt 521/745(Rifleman)   SN: 470594
Born:  XX Xxx 1926 North Carolina
Enlisted USMCR: 13 Oct 1942 (Home of Record: Route 1, High Point, North Carolina)
Died: 07 Jul 1943 (KIA, Enogai Point, New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred:  Abbotts Creek Prim Baptist Church Cemetery, Wallburg, Davidson County, NC (Section 3, Row 7, Grave 18)
Headquarters, Southern Recruiting Division, New Orleans, LA
Oct 1942 Pvt, Hq, SRD, New Orleans, LA “13Oct42; Jdenl at DHS Raleigh, NC, and tr to RD, MB, Parris Island, SC”
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Oct 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “13Oct42; 15, jdfr SRD; 13, Jdenl at DHS Raleigh, NC”
Company B, 3rd Replacement Battalion, 2nd Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1943 Pvt, Co B, 3rdReplBn, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, In the Field (Tutuila, Amer. Samoa) “13, arr and 14, disemb at Tutuila, American Samoa; 19, to Co D, 3dReplBn”
Company D, 3rd Replacement Battalion, 2nd Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1943 Pvt, Co D, 3rdReplBn, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, In the Field (Tutuila, Amer. Samoa) “13Oct42; 19, jdfr Co B, 3dReplBn”
Company D, 1st Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 Pvt, Co D, 1stRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, N.C.) “12-20 and 22-24, on bd APD in conn with spl trng”
Jul 1943 Pvt, Co D, 1stRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) “13Oct42; 4, emb abd USS MC CALLA 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.;  7, KIA at Enogai Point, New Georgia, B.S.I. and buried on island. Grave near Outpost #2, Foli; 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:
Silver Star Medal
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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