Holder, Leland W, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
641-Telephone Man
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 641, H&S Co, 2nd Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (2/24)
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
2516 Rogers Road, Fort Worth, Texas

Casualty Date
Jul 09, 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 G, Site 8320-D

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island24th Marine Regiment
  1942-1942, 521, 4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1943-1943, 641, H&S Co, 2nd Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (2/24)
  1943-1944, 641, Weapons Co, 2nd Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (2/24)
  1944-1944, 641, H&S Co, 2nd Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (2/24)
 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, 09 Jul 1944, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Saipan Island, Northern Marianas Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
HOLDER, Leland W., PFC 521/704 (Field Telephone)          SN: 444085
Born: 25 Jun 1916 Georgia
Enlisted USMCR: 08 Sep 1942 (Home of Record: 2516 Rogers Road, Fort Worth, Texas)
Died: 09 Jul 1944 (KIA, Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands)
Interred:  Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, GA (Section G, Site 8320-D)
 
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Sep 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC “8Sep42; jd fr SRD”
Oct 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC “11, trans to Trng Ctr, FMF, New River, NC”
8th Separate Recruit Battalion, Training Center, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Oct 1942 Pvt, 8thSepRecBn, TR, FMF, MB, New River, NC ”8Sep42; 11, jdfr 4thRecBn, RDep, Parris Island, SC; 31, tr to School Bn for instn Fld Telephone School, MB, New River, NC”
 
2nd Telephone Company, Signal Battalion, Training Center, Camp LeJeune, New River, NC
Jan 1943 PFC, 2ndTpCo, SigBn, TC, Camp LeJeune, New River, NC “1-4, fur.; 5-12, Stud Fld Tp Sch; 13, tr to HqCo, CasBn, Post”
1st Casual Company, Training Center, Camp LeJeune, New River, NC
Jan 1943 PFC, 1stCasCo, TC, Camp LeJeune, New River, NC “8Sep42; CP; 13, jdfr SigBn, Post; 21, to 2dSepBn, Post”
 
Headquarters Company, 2nd Separate Battalion, Training Center, Camp LeJeune, New River, NC
Jan 1943 PFC, HqCo, 2ndSepBn, TC, Camp LeJeune, New River, NC “8Sep42; 22, jdfr HqBn, TC, Post”
Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines, Reinforced, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Apr 1943 PFC, HqCo, 2ndBn, 24thMar, Rein, FMF, Camp Pendleton “CP”
Jul 1943 PFC, HqCo, 2ndBn, 24thMar, Rein, FMF, Camp Pendleton “CP; 13, to Co H, 2dBn, 24thMar (Rein), Post”
Company H, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines, Reinforced, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Jul 1943 PFC, Co H, 2ndBn, 24thMar, Rein, FMF, Camp Pendleton “CP; 13, jdfr HqCo, 2dBn, 24thMar (Rein), Post”
Company H, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, FMF, Camp Pendleton, CA
Oct 1943 PFC, Co H, 2ndBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton “CP”
Jan 1944 PFC, Co H, 2ndBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA “604; 1-3, ar sea, Regtl maneuvers abd USS ELMORE; 4-10 at MB, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif.; 11-12, abd USS ELMORE at San Diego, Calif.; 13, sailed therefrom.; 13-31, at sea enroute”
Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1944 PFC, HqCo, 2ndBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Camp Tarawa, Hilo, Hawaii) “704”
Jun 1944 PFC, HqCo, 2ndBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, Marianas Islands) “704; 15-30, participated in the battle of Saipan, Marianas Islands”
Jul 1944 PFC, HqCo, 2ndBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, Marianas Islands) “444085; 704; 1-8, participated in the battle of Saipan, Marianas Islands; 9, Killed in action against Japanese Forces on Saipan island; GO#20 does not apply; Char, EXC; 11, remains interred in 4thMarDiv Cemetery, Saipan, Marianas Islands, Plot #5, Row #2, Grave #946”
 
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-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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