Combs, John G, PltSgt

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Last Rank
Platoon Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
0369-Infantry Unit Leader
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Primary Unit
1943-1943, 0369, Co D, 1st Raider Bn
Service Years
1937 - 1943

Platoon Sergeant

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mount Airy
Last Address
1315 Mifflin Street, Philadelphia, PA

Casualty Date
Jul 10, 1943
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
Solomon Islands
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Oakdale Cemetery, Mount Airy, NC

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1937, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 0000
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5), 5th Marine Regiment3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5), 5th Marine RegimentRS Pittsburgh, PA
Marine Barracks1st Raider Bn
  1937-1937, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1937-1937, 603, D Co, 1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)
  1937-1938, 0352, H&S Co, 1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)
  1938-1940, 0352, H&S Co, 1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)
  1940-1940, 0352, H&S Co, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)
  1940-1940, RS Pittsburgh, PA
  1940-1942, 528, Marine Barracks Philadelphia, PA
  1942-1942, 0311, Co E, 1st Raider Bn
  1942-1942, 0311, Co D, 1st Raider Bn
  1943-1943, 0369, Co D, 1st Raider Bn
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo) /Tulagi Island landing
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
  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.
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 Platoon Sergeant John G. Combs (MCSN: 259087), United States Marine Corps, for gallantry in action while serving with Company C, 1st Marine Raider Battalion, at Enogai Point, New Georgia, Solomon Islands on 10 July 1943. When the officer in charge of a mopping up patrol was wounded, Sergeant Combs assumed command and without interruption continued a skillful attack on an enemy position. Concerned only with the successful accomplishment of the mission, Sergeant Combs crawled close enough to throw a hand grenade into the Japanese position. He was killed when his bold action immediately drew fire from another enemy weapon.

General Orders: Headquarters, United States Army Forces in the South Pacific Area 519 (December 21, 1943)
Action Date: July 10, 1943
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Platoon Sergeant
Company: Company C
Battalion: 1st Marine Raider Battalion
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