Daniels, Charlie E, PFC

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Private 1st Class
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1943-1943, 0311, 1st Raider Bn/Co D
Service Years
1941 - 1943

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
RFD 1, Sanford, Michigan

Casualty Date
Jul 10, 1943
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
Solomon Islands
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Rock Island National Cemetery - Rock Island, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section E, Grave 280

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 0000
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/2nd Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)MARDET (Afloat)1st Raider Bn
  1941-1941, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/2nd Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1942-1942, 522, MARDET USS Wichita (CA-45)
  1943-1943, 0311, 1st Raider Bn/Co D
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Algeria-French Morocco (1942)/Operation Torch
  1942-1942 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/New Georgia Group Operation
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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.
DANIELS, Charlie E., PFC 521/745(Rifleman)                       SN: 315910
Born:  20 Apr 1923 Michigan
Enlisted USMC: 07 Jul 1941 (Home of Record: RFD 1, Sanford, Michigan)
Died: 10 Jul 1943 (KIA, Enogai Point, New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, IL (Section E, Grave 280)
Central Recruiting Division, 706 US Court House Building, Chicago, IL
Jul 1941 Pvt, CRD, Chicago, IL “7Jul41; 7, Jd enl at DHS Detroit, Mich. To MB, PI, SC same date”
2nd Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jul 1941 Pvt, 2ndRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “7Jul41; 9, Jdfr DHS Detroit, Mich.”
Sea School Detachment, Marine Barracks, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
Oct 1941 Pvt, SeaS Det, MB, NNYd, Portsmouth, VA
Marine Barracks, Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, R.I.
Jan 1942 Pvt, MB, NTS, Newport, R.I.
Marine Detachment, USS WICHITA
Apr 1942 PFC, MD, USS WICHITA “1-3 at sea; 4 only at sea and at Scapa Flow, Orkney Is., Scotland; 5-27, at Scapa Flow, Orkney Is., Scotland; 28 only at Scapa Flow, Orkney Is., Scotland and at sea; 29-30, at sea.”
Jul 1942 PFC, MD, USS WICHITA “1, sailed fr Seydisfjordur, Iceland; 2-7, at sea; 8, arr at Hvalfjordur, Iceland; 19, sailed; 21, arr at Scapa Flow, Orkney Is., Scotland; 22, sailed; 23, arr Rosyth, Scotland; 24-31, at Rosyth Dock Yards, Scotland.”
Oct 1942 PFC, MD, USS WICHITA “AWOL fr 9:00pm, 24Sep42 to 6:30am, 6Oct42 when surr at MCB, San Diego, Calif.; 1-5, AWOL; 6-22, at MCB, San Diego, Calif.; 23, by S/Rs to MCB, San Diego, Calif.”
1st Casual Company, Guard Battalion, Marine Corps Base, Sn Diego, CA
Oct 1942 PFC, 1stCasCo, GdBn, MCB, San Diego, CA “7Jul41; 7, surr at this base at 6:30am, as a strag fr USS WICHITA since 4:00pm, 24Sep42; 7-28, conf AAHA; 29 only, conf AOH; 30-31, conf AT1 SCM; 29, jdfr MD, USS WICHITA”
12th Replacement Battalion, Training Center, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jan 1943 Pvt, 12thReplBn, TC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “1”
12th Replacement Battalion, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 PFC, 12thReplBn, FMF, In the Field “15, to ReplBn, IMAC”
Replacement Battalion, Regulating Station, Transient Center, 1st Marine Amphibious Corps, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 PFC, ReplBn, RS, TC, IMAC, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, N.C.) “7Jul41; 15, jdfr 12thReplBn”
Company D, 1st Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 PFC, Co D, 1stRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) “7Jul41; 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 Island, 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
Europe-Africa-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
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