McSweeney, Hughie, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 0311, Co D, 1st Raider Bn
Service Years
1941 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Birmingham
Last Address
Rt. 2, Box 151, Birmingham, Alabama

Casualty Date
Jul 10, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Mobile National Cemetery - Mobile, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 7, Grave 2161

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 0000
 Unit Assignments
4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris IslandMarine BarracksUSMC (United States Marine Corps)1st Raider Bn
  1941-1942, 521, 4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1942-1942, 522, Guard Co., Marine Barracks Philadelphia, PA
  1942-1942, 522, Marine Barracks Navy Yard WASHDC
  1942-1943, 0311, 6th Replacement Draft
  1943-1943, 0311, 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, 10 Jul 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of Enogai Point on New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
MC SWEENEY, Hughie, PFC 521/522/745(Rifleman)           SN: 324874
Born:  19 Mar 1924 Alabama
Enlisted USMC: 10 Nov 1941 (Home of Record: Rt. 2, Box 151, Birmingham, Alabama)
Died: 10 Jul 1943 (KIA, Enogai, New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Mobile National Cemetery, Mobile, AL (Section 7, Grave 2161)
 
Headquarters, Southern Recruiting Division, New Orleans, LA
Nov 1941 Pvt, Hq, SRD, New Orleans, LA “10Nov41; Jdenl at DHS Birmingham, Ala. and tr to RD, MB, Parris Island, SC”
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Nov 1941 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “10Nov41; 11, jdfr DHS Birmingham, Ala.”
Jan 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “7, to MB, Quantico, Va.”
 
Guard Company, Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA
Jan 1942 Pvt, GdCo, MB, NYd, Philadelphia, PA “10Nov41, 10, jdfr 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, PI, SC”
Apr 1942 Pvt, GdCo, MB, NYd, Philadelphia, PA 15, to GdCo, NB, Washington, D.C.”
Guard Company, Navy Building, Washington, D.C.
Apr 1942 PFC, GdCo, NB, Washington, D.C.  “10Nov41; 15, jdfr 1stGdCo, MBNYd, Phila., PA; 15, rated spl 6cl”
Jul 1942 PFC, 1stGdCo, GdBn, MB, Quantico, VA
Oct 1942 PFC, HqCo, GdBn, MB, Washington, D.C. “10Nov41, 1-11, PPrison Det; 12-25, Casual Plat; 26, to TC, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, Calif.”
 
6th Replacement  Battalion, FMF, Training Center, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Oct 1942 PFC, 6thReplBn, FMF, TC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “10Nov41; 26, jdfr Navy Bldg, Washington, D.C.”
Jan 1943 PFC, 6thReplBn, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, New Caledonia) “5, to 1st Raider Bn”
 
Company D, 1st Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1943 PFC, Co D, 1stMarRdrBn, FMF, In the Field “10Nov41; 5, jdfr 6thReplBn, IMAC, Noumea, N.C.”
Apr 1943 PFC, 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 PFC, Co D, 1stRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) “10Nov41; 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.; 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
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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