Lewis, Kenneth L, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 0311, 1st Raider Bn/Co B
Service Years
1939 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Arizona
Arizona
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 10, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section N, Row 0, Site 710

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere


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

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1939, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 0000
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SD1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)3rd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6)2nd Marine Division
2nd Raider Bn1st Raider Bn
  1939-1939, 521, RTR, MCRD SD
  1939-1940, 0341, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)/D Co
  1940-1941, 0341, 3rd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6)/Mike Co
  1941-1942, 014, 2nd Marine Division/2nd Special Weapons Bn
  1942-1942, 0311, 2nd Raider Bn/Co F
  1942-1942, 0311, 2nd Raider Bn/Co F
  1942-1942, 0311, 2nd Raider Bn/Co F
  1943-1943, 0311, 2nd Raider Bn/Co F
  1943-1943, 0311, 1st Raider Bn/Co B
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
  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
LEWIS, Kenneth L., PFC, 521/607/014/745                 SN: 277668
Born: 05 Sep 1918
Enlisted USMC: 17 Nov 1939 (Home of Record: Liberty, Arizona)
Died: 10 Jul 1943 (KIA, Enogai Point, New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, CA (Section N, Row 0, Site 710)
 
Headquarters, Western Recruiting Division, San Francisco, CA
Nov 1939 Pvt, Hq, WRD, San Francisco, CA “17Nov39; 17, Jdenl at RS , Ariz.; to RD, MCB, San Diego, Calif.”
Recruit Depot Detachment, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Nov 1939 Pvt, RD Det, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “17Nov39; 19, Jdenl fr DHS Ariz.; 19-31, RI”
Dec 1939 Pvt, RD Det, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “1-22, RI; 23, to 2dMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, Calif.”
 
Company D, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Brigade, FMF, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Dec 1939 Pvt, Co D, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA “17Nov39; 23, jdfr RDep Det, RD, Post”
Jan-Oct 1940 Pvt, Co D, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA “21Mar, Qual Mks; 12-31Oct, Msm.”
Nov 1940 Pvt, Co D, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA “1, to Co M, 3rdBn, 6thMar, 2dMarBrig, FMF, Post”
 
Company M, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Brigade, FMF, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA  
Nov-Dec 1940 PFC, Co M, 3rdBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA “17Nov39; 1, jdfr Co D, 1stBn, 6thMar, Base; 25, pro.(temp)”
Jan 1941 PFC, Co M, 3rdBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA “6, to 2dAAMG Btry, Base”
 
2nd Anti Aircraft MG Battery, 2nd Marine Brigade, FMF, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Jan 1941 PFC, 2nd AA MG Btry, 2nd MarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA “17Nov39; 6, jdfr Co M, 3rdBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, MCB, San Diego, Calif.”  
Apr 1941 PFC, 2nd AA MG Btry, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, MCB, San Diego, CA
Battery A, 2nd Special Weapons Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jul 1941 PFC, Btry A, 2ndSplWpnsBn, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “Btry Truck Driver”
Oct 1941 PFC, Btry A, 2ndSplWpnsBn, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “Btry Truck Driver”
Apr 1942 Cpl, Btry A, 2ndSplWpnsBn, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “28, to 2nd MarRdrBn”
 
Company F, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, Amphibious Corps, Pacific Fleet, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Apr 1942 Cpl, Co F, 2ndMarRdrBn, ACPF, Cmp Elliott, San Diego, CA “17Nov39; 28, jdfr 2ndSplWpnsBn, 2dMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, Calif.”
Company F, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1942 PFC, Co F, 2ndMarRdrBn, FMF, In the Field (Pearl Harbor, T.H.) “1-3, temp d in accordance with instructions fr CinCPac in Midway Islands Area, Pacific; 4, arr & disemb fr USS MC KEAN in Pearl Harbor, T.H.; 5-31, at Camp Catlin, Pearl Harbor, T.H.”
Company F, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, Pacific Fleet, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1942 PFC, Co F, 2ndMarRdrBn, PF, FMF, In the Field (Espiritu Santo, N.H.) “15”
Nov-Dec 1942 PFC, Co F, 2ndMarRdrBn, PF, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “15”
Jan 1943 PFC, Co F, 2ndMar Raider Bn, 1MAC, FMF, In the Field (Espiritu Santo, N.H.) “1-31, Camp Gung-Ho”
Company F, 2nd Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 PFC, Co F, 2ndRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, N.C.) “17Nov39; 5, jdfr Co F, 2ndRdrBn
 
1st Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 PFC, Co B, 1stRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) “17Nov39; 4, emb abd USS KILTY 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
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-3 stars
World War II Victory Medal
Rifle Marksman Badge
 
   
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