Abrahamson, Gerald T, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 745, 2nd Bn, 21st Marine Regiment (2/21)
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
St. Paul
Last Address
1148 Lincoln Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota

Casualty Date
Jul 22, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Guam
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Temple of Aaron Cemetery, Roseville, MN

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SDMarine Barracks21st Marine Regiment
  1942-1942, 521, 5th Recruit Training Bn
  1942-1942, 522, Marine Barracks Seattle , WA
  1942-1943, 522, Marine Barracks Whidbey Island
  1943-1944, 745, 2nd Bn, 21st Marine Regiment (2/21)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Bougainville
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Guam (1944)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 22 Jul 1944, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Guam Island, Marianas Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
ABRAHAMSON, Gerald T., PFC, 521/522/745                      SN: 404240
Born: XX Xxx 1921 Minnesota
Enlisted USMCR: 27 May 1942 (Home of Record: 1148 Lincoln Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota)
Died: 22 Jul 1944 (Killed in Action on Guam Island, Marianas Islands)
Interred: Temple of Aaron Cemetery, Roseville, MN (Section , Row , Grave )
 
Headquarters, Central Recruiting Division, Chicago, IL
May 1942 Pvt, CRD, Chicago, IL “27May42”
5th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
May 1942 Pvt, 5thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA “27May42; jdfr CRD”
Jul 1942 Pvt, 5thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA “23, tr fr USMCR Cl III(c) to Cl III(b); 23, To MB, PSNYd, Bremerton, Wash.”
 
Barracks Detachment, Marine Barracks, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
Jul 1942 Pvt, MD, MB, PSNYd, Bremerton, WA “27May42; 26, jdfr 5thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, Calif.; 26, to MB, NAS, Seattle, Wash.”
Marine Barracks, Naval Air Station, Seattle, WA
Jul 1942 Pvt, MB, NAS, Seattle, WA “27May42; 26, jdfr MB, PSNYd, Bremerton, Wash.; 27-31, temp det d at MD, NRB, Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Wash.”
Oct 1942 Pvt, MB, NAS, Seattle, WA “1, by S/Rs to MB, NAS, Whidbey Island, Wash.”
Marine Barracks, Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, WA
Oct 1942 Pvt, MB, NAS, Whidbey Island, WA “27May42; 1, jdfr MB, NAS, Seattle, Wash.”
Jan 1943 Pvt, MB, NAS, Whidbey Island, WA “27May42”
 
2nd Battalion, 21st Marines, 3rd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 Pvt, Co H, 2ndBn, 21stMar(Rein), 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Warkworth, N.Z.)
Jul 1943 Pvt, Co E, 2ndBn, 21stMar(Rein), 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “1-18, Dome, Warkworth, N.Z.; 19, emb on bd USS HUNTER LIGGETT at Auckland, N.Z.; 22, sailed; 23-29, at sea; 30, arr & disemb; 31, at Guadalcanal, B.S.I.”
Oct 1943 PFC, Co E, 2ndBn, 21stMar(Rein), 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.)
Jan 1944 PFC, Co E, 2ndBn, 21stMar, 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “1-8, on Bougainville, B.S.I.; 9, emb & sailed therefrom via USS GEORGE CLYMER; 10, arr at Guadalcanal, B.S.I.”
Apr 1944 PFC, Co E, 2ndBn, 21stMar, 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.)
Jul 1944 PFC, Co E, 2ndBn, 21stMar, 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guam, Marianas Islands) “404240; 22, KIA, 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
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Unit Commendation
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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