Harper, James M, Jr., 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
1937 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
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Home Country
United States
United States
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
St. Petersburg, Florida

Casualty Date
Jul 09, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section D, Row 9, Grave 86

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1937, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 0000
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris IslandUSMC (United States Marine Corps)MARDET (Afloat)Other Service Branches, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
1st Raider Bn
  1937-1937, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1937-1938, 600, 2nd Bn, 15th Marine Regiment (2/15), 15th Marine Regiment
  1938-1939, 603, 2nd Bn, 15th Marine Regiment (2/15), 15th Marine Regiment
  1939-1941, 528, MARDET USS Mississippi (BB-41)
  1941-1942, 521, Broken Time
  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, 09 Jul 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of Enogai Point on New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
HARPER, James M., Jr, PFC 521/601/603/522/745              SN: 259468
Born:  XX Xxx 19XX
Enlisted USMC: 16 Jun 1937; Re-enlisted USMC: 09 Feb 1942 (Home of Record: St Petersburg, Florida)
Died: 09 Jul 1943 (KIA, Enogai Point, New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Fort William McKinley Cemetery, Manila, P.I. (Section D, Row 9, Grave 86)
 
Headquarters, Eastern Recruiting Division, 405 New Custom House, Philadelphia, PA
Jun 1937 Pvt, Hq, ERD, Phil., PA “16Jun37; 16, Jdenl at RS Washington, D.C. & tr to MB, Parris Island, SC”
Recruit Depot Detachment, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jun 1937 Pvt, RDepDet, MB, Parris Island, SC “16Jun37; 17, Jdenl fr DHS Washington, D.C.; 17-30, RI”
Jul 1937 Pvt, RDepDet, MB, Parris Island, SC “RI”
Aug 1937 Pvt, RDepDet, MB, Parris Island, SC “1-23, RI; 24-30, under instn FMS; 31, to FMB, FMF, MB, Quantico, Va.; 30, status changed to Pvt for gen service.”
 
Battery E, 2nd Anti Aircraft Battalion, FMF, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Sep-Dec 1937 Pvt, Btry E, 2ndAABn, FMF, MB, Quantico, VA “16Jun37; 1Sep, jdfr RDep Det, MB, PI, SC; 8-11Oct, spl temp d w/ MCS at Manasses, Va.; 1-13Dec at MB, Quantico, Va.; 15-17, abd USS ANTARES; 18-31Dec at MB, PI, SC”
Battery E, 2nd Anti Aircraft Battalion, FMF, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jan-Apr 1938 Pvt, Btry E, 2ndAABn, FMF, MB, Parris Island, SC “5-27Jan, det d Camp McDougal, Hilton Head, SC; 1-28Feb, sk USNH, Post; ”
May 1938 Pvt, Btry E, 2ndAABn, FMF, Abd USS ANTARES, Enroute to MB, MCB, San Diego, CA
Battery E, 2nd Anti Aircraft Battalion, 2nd Marine Brigade, FMF, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Jun-Oct 1938 Pvt, Btry E, 2ndAABn, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA “6Sep, issued rifle SS insignia; Oct, Msm.; ”
Battery E, 2nd Battalion, 15th Marines, 2nd Marine Brigade, FMF, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Nov-Dec 1938 Pvt, Btry E, 2ndBn, 15thMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA
Jan-Apr 1939 Pvt, Btry E, 2ndBn, 15thMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA
May-Jun 1939 PFC, Btry E, 2ndBn, 15thMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA “15May, Pro to PFC”
 
Marine Detachment, USS MISSISSIPPI
Jun-Jul 1939 PFC, MD, USS MISSISSIPPI, San Francisco, CA “16Jun37; 11, jdfr Btry E, 2ndBn, 15thMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, Calif.”
Aug-Nov 1939 PFC, MD, USS MISSISSIPPI, San Pedro, CA
Dec 1939-Mar 1940 PFC, MD, USS MISSISSIPPI, PSNYd, Bremerton, WA “1-29Feb, 1-7Mar, sk USNH, Bremerton, Wash.”
Apr-Aug 1940 PFC, MD, USS MISSISSIPPI, NYd, Pearl Harbor, Lahaina Roads & Honolulu, T.H.
Sep-Nov 1940 PFC, MD, USS MISSISSIPPI, Long Beach, CA “GP1cl; 1-9Oct, fur; AOL fr 8:00am to 12:25pm, 10Oct when surr to MB, Quantico, Va. 18-20Oct, det d with MD USS IDAHO; 26Oct, SCM conv. Sent 1 mo conf and LP $18.00 per mo for 2 mos, TLP $36.00; 13Nov, Qual SS”
Dec 1940 PFC, MD, USS MISSISSIPPI, Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, T.H. “1-3, conf ser sent SCM”
Jan-Apr 1941 PFC, MD, USS MISSISSIPPI, Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, T.H.
 
Marine Barracks, Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, R.I.
Jul 1941 PFC, MB, NTS, Newport, R.I. “16Jun37; Retained 38 days, GO#20; 22Jul41, Dis, Exp Enl, Char: Exc; Awd GC Medal; Future Address, Petersburg, Fla.”
 
Amphibian Tractor Detachment, Dunedin, FL
Apr 1942 PFC, AmphibTrDet, Dunedin, FL
H&S Company, 3rd Marines, Reinforced, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Jul 1942 Pvt, H&S Co, 3rdMar, Rein, FMF, MB, New River, NC “2, to H&S Co, TTC, Post”
H&S Company, The Training Center, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Jul 1942 PFC, H&S Co, TTC, FMF, MB, New River, NC “9Feb42; 2, jdfr H&S Co, 3rdMarines, TTC, FMF, Post”
 
Company C, 3rd Amphibian Tractor Battalion, 23rd Marines(Rein), FMF, Courthouse Bay, NRTC, New River, NC
Oct 1942 Cpl, Co C, 3rdAmphTrBn, 23rdMar(Rein), FMF, Courthouse Bay, NRTC, New River, NC “1, Qual ER; 2-31, Carb & Ign Mech; (Actg Sgt)(QM)”
Jan 1943 PFC, Co C, 3rdAmphTrBn, 23rdMar(Rein), FMF, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC “Mech (QM); 12-28, departed fr Camp Lej on Regt maneuvers; 13, emb abd USS HRRY LEE at Norfolk, Va. and sailed therefr; 27, arr & disemb at Norfolk, Va.; 28, arr back at New River, NC”
 
Casual Company, Marine Barracks, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Apr 1943 PFC, CasCo, MB, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “9Feb42; 7, by S/Rs to FMFTC, Post, conf”
14th Replacement Battalion, FMF Training Center, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Apr 1943 PFC, 14thReplBn, FMF, In the Field “9Feb42; 7, jdfr CasCo by S/Rs, Camp Elliott, San Diego, Calif.; 7-19, conf SS DCM; Emb 17Apr43 and sailed 18Apr43”
 
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.) “9Feb42; 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.;  9, KIA at Enogai Point on 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
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
Expert Rifleman Badge
 
   
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