Chambers, Walter M, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
604-Light Machine Gunner
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 604, A Company, 1st Bn, 29th Marine Regiment (1/29)
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Jersey City
Last Address
45 Monticello Street, Jersey City, New Jersey

Casualty Date
Jun 21, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Japan
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Beverly National Cemetery - Beverly, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section G, Row 0, Grave 211

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Rifle Sharpshooter (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 0000
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island3rd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (3/2), 2nd Marine Regiment5th Amphibious Corps29th Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division
  1942-1943, 521, 5th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1943-1944, 504, M Co, 3rd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (3/2)
  1944-1944, 604, 5th Amphibious Corps
  1944-1944, 604, A Company, 1st Bn, 29th Marine Regiment (1/29)
  1944-1945, 604, A Company, 1st Bn, 29th Marine Regiment (1/29)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
  1945-1945 Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle for Okinawa
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 21 Jun 1945, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
CHAMBERS, Walter M., PFC 521/504/604 (Machine Gunner)       SN: 502709
Born: 06 Jan 1925
Enlisted USMCR: 26 Nov 1942 DHS (Home of Record: 45 Monticello Street, Jersey City, New Jersey)
Died: 21 Jun 1945 (KIA, Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands)
Interred: Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, New Jersey (Section G, Row 0, Grave 211)
 
5th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Nov 1942 Pvt, 5th RecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1943 Pvt, 5th RecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC “12, Qual SS; 29, to TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC”
Headquarters Company, 2nd Separate Battalion, Training Center, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Jan 1943 Pvt, HqCo, 2ndSepBn, TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC “26Nov42; 29, jdfr 5th RecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC”
 
Company H, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines (Reinforced), Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Apr 1943 Pvt, Co H, 2ndBn, 24thMar(Reinf), Camp Pendleton “26Nov42; 1, jdfr HqCo, 24thMar, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif.”
Company B, Infantry Battalion, Training Center, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jul 1943 Pvt, Co B, InfBn, TC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “9, to Co E, InfBn, TC, Post”
Company E, Infantry Battalion, Training Center, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jul 1943 Pvt, Co E, InfBn, TC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “9, jdfr Co B, InfBn, TC, Post”
 
26th Replacement Battalion, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1943 Pvt, 26thReplBn, FMF, In the Field “10, to 2dMar, 2dMarDiv, FMF”
 
Hq & Svc & Weapons Company, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1943 Pvt, H&S & WpnsCo, 2ndMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand) ”26Nov42; H&S Co; 10, jdfr 26th ReplBn, 15, to 3dBn, 2dMar
 
Company M, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1943 Pvt, Co M, 3rdBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field(Wellington, N.Z.)”15, jdfr HqCo, 2dMar, 2dMarDiv, FMF; 16, emb on board USS ARTHUR MIDDLETON at Wellington, N.Z.; 16-23, in conn w/ amph trng; 24-31, awaiting further orders”
Nov 1943 Pvt, Co M, 3rdBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa Atoll, B.G.I.)
Jan 1944 Pvt, Co M, 3rdBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Camp Tarawa, Hilo, T.H.) “31, Co E, 2dSepBn, 2dMarDiv”
 
Company E, 2nd Separate Infantry Battalion, 5th Amphibious Corps
Jan 1944 PFC, Co E, 2ndSepInfBn, 5th AC, FMF
Apr 1944 PFC, Co E, 2ndSepInfBn, 5th AC, FMF “604”
Company A, 1st Battalion, 29th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jun 1944 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 29thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, M.I.) “604; 27, WIA”
Jul 1944 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 29thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, M.I.) “604; 1-8, sk C-MedBn, FldHosp, 2dMarDiv”
Company A, 1st Battalion, 29th Marines, 6th Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1944 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 29thMar, 6thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “604”
Jan 1945 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 29thMar, 6thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, M.I.) “604”
Apr 1945 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 29thMar, 6thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands) “604”
Jun 1945 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 29thMar, 6thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands) “604; 21, KIA”
 
Based on this service record, I believe that we can confidently state that he rates the following awards for WWII:
Purple Heart Medal w/ Gold Star
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Presidential Unit Citation-1 star
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-3 stars
World War II Victory Medal
Rifle Sharpshooter Badge
 
   
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