Allen, Lewis M, Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 745, E Co, 2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)
Service Years
1942 - 1942

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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Spartanburg
Last Address
405 N. Church Street, Spartanburg, SC

Casualty Date
Nov 23, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens - Spartanburg, South Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 0000
 Unit Assignments
4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island3rd Marine Regiment2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)
  1942-1942, 521, 4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1942-1942, 521, 3rd Marine Regiment
  1942-1942, 745, E Co, 2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)
  1942-1942, 745, E Co, 2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 23 Nov 1942, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
ALLEN, Lewis M., PFC, 521/745         SN: 409573
Born: 06 Sep 1920 Spartanburg, South Carolina
Enlisted USMC:  09 Jun 1942 (Home of Record: 405 N. Church Street, Spartanburg, SC)
Died: 23 Nov 1942 (KIA, Guadalcanal Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Spartanburg, SC (Section , Site )
 
Headquarters, Southern Recruiting Division, Atlanta, GA
Jun 1942 Pvt, Hq, SRD, Atlanta, GA “9Jun42; Jdenl SRD, DHS Savannah, Ga.”
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jul 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, Recruit Depot, MB, Parris Island, SC “14-23, fur.”
 
Company X, Xxx Battalion, 3rd Marines, Reinforced, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Aug 1942 Pvt, Co X, Xxx Bn, 3rdMar, Rein, FMF, MB, New River, NC “26, emb abd S.S. LURLINE at San Diego, Calif.”
Company X, Xxx Battalion, 3rd Marines, 2nd Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Sep 1942 Pvt, Co X, Xxx Bn, 3rdMar, 2ndMarBrig, FMF, In the Field (Tutuila, Am. Samoa) “1, sailed fr San Diego Calif. abd S.S. LURLINE; 14, arr & disemb, Tutuila, Am. Samoa; to 8thMarines, Rein, FMF”
 
Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, Reinforced, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1942 Pvt, Co E, 2ndBn, 8thMar, Rein, FMF, USS BARNETT, At Sea (En-route to Guadalcanal, B.S.I.)
Nov 1942 Pvt, Co E, 2ndBn, 8thMar, Rein, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “4-23, participated in offensive operations against Japanese Forces. 23, KIA against the enemy on Guadalcanal, B.S.I.; Buried in Grave 5, Row 66, 1stMarDiv Cemetery, Guadalcanal, B.S.I.”
 
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 Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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