Bannantine, James Wade, 2ndLt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1952-1952, 0302, D Co, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)
Service Years
1951 - 1952
Officer Collar Insignia

Second Lieutenant


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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Pamela Jeans (Pam)-Historian to remember Marine 2ndLt James Wade Bannantine.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
St Louis
Last Address
St Louis, Mo

Casualty Date
Jul 14, 1952
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 3 Site 1349-B

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Korean War Fallen
  1952, Korean War Fallen

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1951, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
The Basic School1st Marine Division, I MEF2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)
  1951-1952, The Basic School
  1952-1952, 0301, 1st Marine Division, I MEF
  1952-1952, 0302, D Co, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Lt. Bannantine was born in what was then known as the Kingdom of Romania of American parents whose father, George A. Bannantine, was working as the Superintendent for the U.S. State Department, American Consulate in Bucharest, Romania. His father was from St. Louis, Missouri, mother from Whitesboro, Texas.

Apparently, he enlisted in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and attended Marine Basic and then The Basic School where he received his commission as a 2nd Lt..

In Korea, he served with D Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. He was killed in action in what was known as "The Western Outposts".

He was interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, Plot: Section 3 Site 1349-B.
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