Abele, Edwin L, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
504-Ammunition Carrier
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 504, 4th Marine Regiment
Service Years
1943 - 1945

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1926
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Glendale
Last Address
271 E. Sharon Avenue, Glendale, Ohio

Casualty Date
Jun 20, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Okinawa
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Salem Cemetery - Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1944, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris IslandMarine Barracks Guantanamo Bay, Cuba6th Marine Division4th Marine Regiment
  1944-1944, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1944-1944, 522, Marine Barracks Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  1945-1945, 522, 6th Marine Division
  1945-1945, 504, 4th Marine Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle for Okinawa
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 20 Jun 1945, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
ABELE, Edwin L., PFC 521/522/504 (Ammo Carrier)                       SN: 558796
Born:  14 Dec 1926 Ohio
Enlisted USMC: 20 Dec 1943 (Home of Record: 271 E. Sharon Avenue, Glendale, Ohio)
Died: 20 Jun 1945 (KIA, Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands)
Interred: Salem Cemetery, Winston-Salem, NC (Section , Block , Site )
 
Headquarters, Central Recruiting Division, 206 US Court House Building, Chicago, IL
Dec 1943 Pvt, Hq, CRD, Chicago, IL “20Dec43; 20, enl at RS Cincinnati, Oh.; Awtg tr to RD, MB, Parris Island, SC”
9th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1944 Pvt, 9thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “20Dec43; 29, jdfr CRD; 20Dec43, enl RS Cincinnati, Oh.”
Apr 1944 Pvt, 9thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “1, by S/Rs to BksDet, MB, NOB, Norfolk, Va. FFT to MCB, NOB, Gtmo Bay, Cuba”
 
Barracks Detachment, Marine Barracks, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, VA
Apr 1944 Pvt, BksDet, MB, NOB, Norfolk, VA “558796; 522; 1, jdby S/Rs fr 9thRecBn, RDep, MB, PISC, FFT; 1-10, fur.; 10, jd in person; 30, to NSD, Bayonne, NJ FFT abd USS AF-13 to MCB, NOB, Gtmo Bay, Cuba”
Company A, Marine Corps Base, Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Jul 1944 Pvt, Co A, MCB, NOB, Gtmo Bay, Cuba “522”
Oct 1944 PFC, Co A, MCB, NOB, Gtmo Bay, Cuba “558796; 522; 2, pro(temp); 24, to Co B, Base””
Company B, Marine Corps Base, Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Oct 1944 PFC, Co B, MCB, NOB, Gtmo Bay, Cuba “558796; 522; 24, jdfr Co A, Base””
 
H&S Company, Schools Regiment, Training Center, FMF, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Jan 1945 PFC, H&S Co, Sch Regt, TC, FMF, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC “522; 1-15, Msm.; 16-23, fur.”
55th Replacement Draft, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1945 PFC, 55thReplDr, FMF, In the Field “558796; 522; 2, jdfr School’s Regt, Camp Lejeune”
 
Unknown Battalion, 4th Marines, 6th Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
May 1945 PFC, Unk Bn, 4thMar, 6thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands) “504”
Jun 1945 PFC, Unk Bn, 4thMar, 6thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands) “504; 20, Killed in Action”

Based on this service record, I believe that we can confidently state that he rates the following awards for WWII:
Purple Heart Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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