Graham, Taylor W, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
653-Machine Gun Squad Leader
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 653, 1st Bn, 29th Marine Regiment (1/29)/B Company
Service Years
1942 - 1945

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Home State
Maryland
Maryland
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Tyaskin
Last Address
Tyaskin, Wicomico County, Maryland

Casualty Date
May 14, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Okinawa
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
St. Mary's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Tyaskin, M

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere


 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1945, World War II Fallen


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

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 0000
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)6th Marine Division/29th Marine Regiment
  1942-1942, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1943-1944, 745, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)/C Co
  1944-1944, 746, 1st Bn, 29th Marine Regiment (1/29)/B Company
  1945-1945, 653, 1st Bn, 29th Marine Regiment (1/29)/B Company
 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, 14 May 1945, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
GRAHAM, Taylor W., Cpl 521/745/746/653 (Asst Sqd Ldr)      SN: 457742
Born: 02 Aug 1924 Maryland
Enlisted USMCR:08 Sep 1942 (Home of Record: Tyaskin, Wicomico County, Maryland)
Died: 14 May 1945 (KIA, Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands)
Interred: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Cemetery, Tyaskin, Wicomico County, MD (Section , Row , Grave )
 
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Sep 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC “8Sep42; 10, jd fr ERD; 8, enl. DHS, Baltimore, Md.”
Oct 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC “ 11, tr to TC, FMF, New River, NC”
8th Separate Recruit Battalion, Training Center, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Oct 1942 Pvt, 8th Separate RecBn, TC, FMF, MB, New River, NC “8Sep42; 11, jdfr 4thRecBn, Parris Island, SC; 12-30, recruit trng; tr fr USMCR Cl III(c) to Cl III(b)”
 
Maintenance Company, Marine Barracks, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Apr 1943 Pvt, MaintCo, MB, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “8Sep42; 8, jdfr CasCo, MB, Post; 8-30, insect exterminator”
Jul 1943 Pvt, MaintCo, MB, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
24th Replacement Battalion, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 Pvt, 24thReplBn, FMFTC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “8Sep42; 13, jdfr MB, Camp Elliott, San Diego, Calif.”
 
Company C, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1943 Pvt, Co C, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand) ”5-10, on board USS ORMSBY for amphibious training; 23, emb on board USS FELAND; 22-31, on board USS FELAND at Wellington, N.Z.”
Nov 1943 Pvt, Co C, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands) “22, WIA”
Jan 1944 PFC, Co C, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Camp Tarawa, Hilo, T.H.) “8Sep42; 4, jdfr CasBn, TC, 5thAC; 19, pro.; 31, to Co F, 2dSepBn, 2dMarDiv”

Company F, 2nd Separate Infantry Battalion, 5th Amphibious Corps
Jan 1944 PFC, Co F, 2ndSepInfBn, 5th AC, FMF “8Sep42; 31, jdfr 1stBn, 6thMar”
Apr 1944 PFC, Co F, 2ndSepInfBn, 5th AC, FMF “746”
Company B, 1st Battalion, 29th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1944 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 29thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, M.I.) "746"
Oct 1944 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 29thMar, 6thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “746”
Jan 1945 Cpl, Co B, 1stBn, 29thMar, 6thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, M.I.) “653”
Apr 1945 Cpl, Co B, 1stBn, 29thMar, 6thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands) “653”
May 1945 Cpl, Co B, 1stBn, 29thMar, 6thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands) “653; 14, 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
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-3 stars
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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