Shishgal, Morton W, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 745, F Co, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Brooklyn
Last Address
184 Stagg Walk, Brooklyn, New York

Casualty Date
Dec 30, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Mount Lebanon Cemetery - Glendale, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere


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 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1943, World War II Fallen


 Ribbon Bar

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 0000
 Unit Assignments
4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris IslandF Co, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)
  1942-1942, 521, 4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1942-1942, 745, F Co, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)
  1942-1942, 745, F Co, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)
  1942-1942, 745, F Co, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)
  1943-1943, 745, F Co, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)
 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)/Battle of Cape Gloucester
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 30 Dec 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of airstrip #2, Cape Gloucester on New Britain Island, British Solomon Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
SHISHGAL, Morton W., PFC 521/745(Rifleman)                 SN: 351717
Born: 03 Apr 1923
Enlisted USMCR: 13 Jan 1942 (Home of Record: 184 Stagg Walk, Brooklyn, New York)
Died: 30 Dec 1943 (KIA, Cape Gloucester, New Britain, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Glendale, Queens County, NY (Section , Site ).
 
Headquarters, Eastern Recruiting Division, 1700 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Jan 1942 Pvt, Hq, ERD, Phila., PA “13Jan42; Enl at DHS New York, NY and to RD, MB, Parris Island, SC same day”
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC “13Jan42; 14, Jdenl fr DHS New York, NY.”
 
Company F, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Apr 1942 Pvt, Co F, 2ndBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC
Company F, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1942 Pvt, Co F, 2ndBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (At Sea) “1 only at McKay’s Crossing Camp, Paekakariki, N.Z.; 2, emb on bd USS NEVILLE at Wellington, N.Z., 2-21, at Wellington, N.Z.; 22-27, at sea; 28 only, at Suva, Fiji; 29-31, at sea, enroute to Solomon Islands.” 
Oct 1942 Pvt, Co F, 2ndBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “1-30, engaged in action against the enemy at Guadalcanal, B.S.I.”
Jan 1943 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “1-8, at Camp Cable, Queensland, Australia; 9, emb on bd USS WEST POINT at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 9-11, on bd USS WEST POINT at sea; 12, arr and disemb at Melbourne, Australia; 12-31, at Camp Balcombe, Victoria, Australia.”
Apr 1943 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Victoria, Australia)
Jul 1943 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Victoria, Australia) “24-31, sk 4th GenHosp, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia”
Oct 1943 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Victoria, Australia)
Jan 1944 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 5thMar, 1st MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (New Britain, B.S.I.) “13Jan42; 28Dec43; emb & sailed USS BROOKS at APO503; 29Dec43, arr and disemb at APO320; 30Dec43; Participated in action against the enemy in a skirmish near airstrip #2, APO 320; 30, Killed in action; GSW abdomen; GO #20 does not apply; Char Exc; 31Dec43; remains interred in Grave 69, US Armed Forces Cemetery, Silimati Point #1”
 
Based on this service record, I believe that we can confidently state that he rates the following awards for WWII:
Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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