Foust, William H, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
746-Automatic Rifleman (BAR)
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 746, G Co, 2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Thomasville
Last Address
Rt. 1, Thomasville, North Carolina

Casualty Date
Jul 02, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Saipan
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Rich Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Thomasville, NC

 Official Badges 


 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen


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

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 0000
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SDFleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)
  1942-1942, 521, RTR, MCRD SD
  1942-1943, 521, 8th Replacement Draft
  1943-1943, 745, G Co, 2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)
  1944-1944, 746, G Co, 2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 02 Jul 1944, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Saipan Island, Northern Marianas Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
FOUST, William H., PFC 521/745/746                       SN: 434502
Born: 23 Sep 1921
Enlisted USMCR: 26 Aug 1942 (Home of Record: Rt. 1, Thomasville, North Carolina)
Died: 02 Jul 1944 (KIA, Saipan Island, Northern Marianas Islands)
Interred: Rich Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Thomasville, Davidson County, NC (Section , Site )
 
6th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Aug 1942 Pvt, 6thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA ”26Aug42; 13, Jdfr WRD; 11, enl DHS Butte, Mont.”
Oct 1942 Pvt, 6thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA ”26, to 8thReplBn, FMFTC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, Calif.”
 
8th Replacement Battalion, FMF Training Center, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Oct 1942 Pvt, 8thReplBn, FMFTC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “26Aug42; 26, jdfr 6thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, Calif.”
Jan 1943 Pvt, 8thReplBn, FMFTC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “23, to CasDet, 1st MAC”
Casual Detachment, Casual & Replacement Battalion, 1st Marine Amphibious Corps, In the Field
Jan 1943 Pvt, CasDet, Cas&ReplBn, 1st MAC, In the Field “26Aug42; 23, jdfr 8thReplBn” “10, trans to 2ndMarDiv, FMF”
 
Company G, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 Pvt, Co G, 2ndBn, 8thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, N.Z.)
Jul 1943 Pvt, Co G, 2ndBn, 8thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, N.Z.)
Oct 1943 Pvt, Co G, 2ndBn, 8thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (At Sea) “18, Emb abd USS HEYWOOD at Wellington, N.Z.”
Nov 1943 Pvt, Co G, 2ndBn, 8thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa, Gilbert Islands) “21, WIA”
Casual Battalion, Transient Center, 5thAmphibious Corps
Jan 1944 Pvt, CasBn, TranC, 5thAmphCorps “26Aug42; 4, to 2dMarDiv”
Company G, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1944 PFC, Co G, 2ndBn, 8thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Camp Tarawa, Hilo, Hawaii, T.H.) “26Aug42; 4, jdfr CasBn, TranC, 5thAmphCorps; 19, pro (temp)”
Apr 1944 PFC, Co G, 2ndBn, 8thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Camp Tarawa, Hilo, Hawaii, T.H.) “746”
Jun 1944 PFC, Co G, 2ndBn, 8thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, Marianas Islands) “746; 15-30, participated in assault operations against enemy Japanese forces at Saipan, M.I.”
Jul 1944 PFC, Co G, 2ndBn, 8thMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, Marianas Islands) “434502; 746; 1-2, participated in assault operations against enemy Japanese forces at Saipan, M.I.; 2, Killed in action; Char EXC; Buried in 2dMarDiv Cemetery, Plot E, Row 3, Grave 25”
 
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-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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