Adams, Henry A, Jr., Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
653-Machine Gun Squad Leader
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 653, I Co, 3rd Bn, 25th Marine Regiment (3/25)
Service Years
1941 - 1944

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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Decatur
Last Address
525 Marshall Street, Decatur, Georgia

Casualty Date
Jun 27, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Saipan
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Marietta National Cemetery - Marietta, Georgia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section C, Grave 2286-G

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
3rd Recruit Training Bn (Cadre) RTR, MCRD Parris Island, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris IslandMarine BarracksMarine Barracks Guantanamo Bay, Cuba13th Defense Bn
25th Marine Regiment
  1941-1941, 521, 3rd Recruit Training Bn (Cadre) RTR, MCRD Parris Island, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1941-1941, 055, HQ Detachment, Marine Barracks Parris Island, SC
  1941-1942, 522, Marine Barracks Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  1942-1943, 600, 13th Defense Bn
  1943-1944, 653, I Co, 3rd Bn, 25th Marine Regiment (3/25)
  1944-1944, 653, I Co, 3rd Bn, 25th Marine Regiment (3/25)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Roi-Namur Island
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 27 Jun 1944, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Saipan Island, Northern Marianas Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
ADAMS, Henry A., Jr, Cpl 521/745/653                    SN: 303085
Born: 03 Aug 1923 Georgia
Enlisted USMC: 07 Jan 1941 (Home of Record: 525 Marshall Street, Decatur, Georgia)
Died: 27 Jun 1944 (KIA, Saipan Island, Northern Marianas Islands)
Interred:  Marietta National Cemetery, Canton, GA (Section C, Grave 2286-G)
 
3rd Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1941 Pvt, 3rdRecBn, RD, MB, San Diego, CA “7Jan41; 8, jd fr SRD; 7, Jdenl DHS, Macon, Ga.; 9-12, sk USNH, Post”
Feb 1941 Pvt, 3rdRecBn, RD, MB, San Diego, CA ”17, qual Mks; 24, to 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Post”
 
Headquarters Company, Post Troops, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Apr 1941 Pvt, HqCo, PTrs, MB, Parris Island, SC “1-27, PPay office”
Jul 1941 Pvt, HqCo, PTrs, MB, Parris Island, SC “Clk PE”
Oct 1941 Pvt, HqCo, PTrs, MB, Parris Island, SC “1-7, Clk PE; 8, to MB, NOB, Norfolk, Va. FFT to MCB, NOB, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba”
 
1st Provisional Marine Company, Marine Corps Base, NOB, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Oct 1941 Pvt, 1stProvMarCo, MCB, NOB, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba “7Jan41; 13, jdfr HqCo, Post Trs, MB, Parris Islands, SC; 9, emb and 10, sailed fr NOB, Norfolk, Va. via USS PROCYON; 13, arr & disemb at NOB, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba”
Jan 1942 PFC, 1stProvMarCo, MCB, NOB, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Apr 1942 Cpl, 1stProvMarCo, MCB, NOB, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba “1, to BksDet, Base”
Jul 1942 Cpl, 1stProvMarCo, MCB, NOB, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Headquarters & Service Battery, 13th Defense Battalion, MCB, NOB, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Oct 1942 Cpl, H&S Btry, 13thDefBn, MCB, NOB, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba “PE Attendant”
Jan 1943 Cpl, H&S Btry, 13thDefBn, MCB, NOB, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba “PE Attendant”
5”/51 Caliber Artillery Group, 13th Defense Battalion, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Apr 1943 Cpl, 5”/51cal ArtyGrp, 13thDefBn, MCB, NOB, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Jul 1943 Cpl, 5”/51cal ArtyGrp, 13thDefBn, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
 
Casual Detachment, 25th Marines, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Oct 1943 Cpl, CasDet, 25thMar, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “1-15, fur; 18, to 4thMarDiv, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif.”
Company I, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Oct 1943 Cpl, Co I, 3rdBn, 25thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA “7Jan41; Jdfr CasDet, 25thMar, FMF”
Jan 1944 Cpl, Co I, 3rdBn, 25thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA “653; 10, emb on board USS WILLIAM P. BIDDLE; 13, sailed fr San Diego, Calif.; 13-30, at sea enroute; 31, arrived and disemb at Ennumennent Is.; 31, participated in battle of Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands.”
Company I, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1944 Cpl, Co I, 3rdBn, 25thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Camp Tarawa, Hilo, Hawaii) “653; 25, awd Purple Heart as a result of inj recvd in action against the enemy in battle of Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands on 31Jan44”
Jun 1944 Cpl, Co I, 3rdBn, 25thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, Marianas Islands) “27, KIA against the enemy on Saipan Is.; remains interred in 4th MarDiv Cemetery, Saipan, Marianas Islands, Plot #?, Row #?, Grave ?;GO#20 does not apply; Char Exc”
 
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 Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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