Anderson, Samuel W, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
653-Machine Gun Squad Leader
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 653, 1st Raider Bn/Co A
Service Years
1942 - 1943

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Danville
Last Address
1002 E. Madison Street, Danville, Illinois

Casualty Date
Jul 10, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Spring Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum - Danville, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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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
  1942-1942, 521, 9th Recruit Training Bn
  1942-1943, 600, 2nd Defense Bn
  1943-1943, 653, 1st Raider Bn/Co A
 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
ANDERSON, Samuel W., Cpl 521/601/745/653 (Asst Sqd Ldr)         SN: 352747
Born:  06 May 1918 Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois
Enlisted USMCR: 09 Jan 1942 (Home of Record: 1002 E. Madison Street, Danville, Illinois)
Died: 10 Jul 1943 (KIA, Enogai Point, New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Spring Hill Cemetery, Danville, Vermilion County, IL (Section , Grave )
 
Headquarters, Central Recruiting Division, 206 US Court House Building, Chicago, IL
Jan 1942 Pvt, Hq, CRD, Chicago, IL “9Jan42; Jdenl at DHS Chicago, Ill. and tr to RD, MCB, Sn Diego, CA”
9th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Jan 1942 Pvt, 9thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA “9Jan42; 12, jdfr CRD; 9, Jdenl at DHS Chicago, Ill.”
 
3” Anti Aircraft Group, 2nd Defense Battalion, Reinforced, 2nd Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1942 Pvt, 3”AAGrp, 2ndDefBn, Reinf, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, In the Field (Tutuila, Am. Samoa)
Jul 1942 Pvt, 3”AAGrp, 2ndDefBn, Reinf, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, In the Field (Tutuila, Am. Samoa)
Oct 1942 PFC, 3”AAGrp, 2ndDefBn, Reinf, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, In the Field (Tutuila, Am. Samoa) “24-31, sk hosp.”
Jan 1943 PFC, 3”AAGrp, 2ndDefBn, Reinf, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, In the Field (Tutuila, Am. Samoa)
 
Company A, 1st Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 PFC, Co A, 1stRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, N.C.) “10-14 and 22-24, on bd APD in conn with spl trng”
Jul 1943 Cpl, Co A, 1stRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) “9Jan42; 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.;  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 Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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