Visco, Jerry W, Jr., PFC

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

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia
Last Address
64 E. Herman Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Casualty Date
Jul 10, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery - Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 39, Lot 28, Grave 1

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 0000
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)USMC (United States Marine Corps)1st Raider Bn
  1942-1942, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1942-1943, 0300, 10th Replacement Draft
  1943-1943, 0311, 1st Raider Bn/HQ Co
  1943-1943, 0311, 1st Raider Bn/Co C
 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, 10 Jul 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of Enogai Point on New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
VISCO, Jerry W., Jr, PFC 521/745(Rifleman)                        SN: 404033
Born:  22 Apr 1925 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Enlisted USMC: 01 Jun 1942 (Home of Record: 64 E. Herman Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Died: 10 Jul 1943 (KIA, Enogai Point, New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, Montgomery County, PA (Section 39, Lot 28, Grave 1)
 
Headquarters, Eastern Recruiting Division, 1700 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Jun 1942 Pvt, Hq, ERD, Phila., PA “1Jun42; Jdenl at DHS Phila., Pa. and tr to RD, MB, PI, SC”
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jun 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “1Jun42; 2, jdfr ERD; 1, enl fr RS Phila., Pa.”
Jul 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “17, qual MM”
 
Company A, The Training Center, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Oct 1942 Pvt, MB, NAS, Elizabeth City, NC “Under instn Water Distillation & Purification Course”
 
10th Replacement Battalion, FMF Training Center, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jan 1943 PFC, 10thReplBn, FMF, In the Field “19, emb abd USS PRES. MONROE; 20, sailed fr San Diego, Calif.”
 
Headquarters Company, 1st Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 PFC, HqCo, 1stRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) “16-20, on bd APD in conn with spl trng.”
Company C, 1st Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 PFC, Co C, 1stRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) “1Jun42; 4, emb abd USS SCHLEY 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.;  10, KIA at Enogai Point, 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
Rifle Marksman Badge
 
   
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