Abeyta, Bonnie, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
653-Machine Gun Squad Leader
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 653, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)/A Co
Service Years
1941 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Colorado
Colorado
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pueblo
Last Address
1012 Catalpa Street, Pueblo, Colorado

Casualty Date
Jul 09, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Saipan
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section B, Row 0, Grave 866

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SD2nd Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)
  1941-1942, 521, 2nd Recruit Training Bn
  1942-1943, 745, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)/A Co
  1943-1944, 653, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)/A Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo) /Tulagi Island landing
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 09 Jul 1944, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Saipan Island, Northern Marianas Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
ABEYTA, Bonnie, PFC, 521/745/653             SN: 337807
Born: 14 May 1923 Colorado
Enlisted USMCR: 15 Dec 1941 DHS Denver, CO (Home of Record: 1012 Catalpa Street, Pueblo, Colorado)
Died: 09 Jul 1944 (KIA, Saipan Island, Northern Marianas Islands)
Interred: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI (Section B, Row 0, Grave 866)
 
Headquarters, Western Recruiting Division, San Francisco, CA
Dec 1941 Pvt, Hq, WRD, San Francisco, CA “15Dec41; 15, Jdenl DHS Denver, Colo.”
2nd Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Dec 1941 Pvt, 2ndRecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “15Dec41; 16, jdfr WRD, Denver, Colo.”
Jan 1942 Pvt, 2ndRecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “24, to 2dMarDiv, FMF, Post”
 
Company A, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jan 1942 Pvt, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “15Dec41; 24, jdfr 2ndRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, Calif.”
Apr 1942 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “4, pro”
Company A, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, Reinforced, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1942 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar (Rein), FMF, In the Field “1-17, enroute fr San Diego, Calif. to Tongatabu; 18-24, Anchored at Tongatabu, Tonga Is.; 25-31, at sea.”
Oct 1942 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar (Rein), FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “1-31, In zone of active operations”
Jan 1943 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar (Rein), FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “1-30, In zone of active operations; 31, emb aboard USS PRESIDENT JACKSON and sailed therefrom.”
Apr 1943 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar (Rein), FMF, In the Field “Camp McKay’s Crossing, Paekakariki, N.Z.”
Company A, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, N.Z.)
Oct 1943 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field(Wellington, N.Z.)”8-9, sk hosp; 17, emb on board USS HARRY LEE at Wellington, N.Z.; 17-23, aboard USS HARRY LEE in conn w/ amph trng; 24-31, aboard USS HARRY LEE awaiting orders for trans to design place for d in conn w/ 2dMarDiv Opers.”
Nov 1943 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa Atoll, B.G.I.)
Jan 1944 PFC, A Co, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Camp Tarawa, Hawaii, T.H.) “653”
Apr 1944 PFC, A Co, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Camp Tarawa, Hawaii, T.H.) “653”
Jul 1944 PFC, A Co, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field“ 337807; 653; 9, KIA, fr GSW, head, In line of duty; GO#20 does not apply; char Exc; Buried 2dMarDiv Cemetery, Plot E, Row 8, Grave 21, Saipan, M.I.”
 
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 - 1 star
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal - 3 stars
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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