Malover, John W, Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 745, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)/K Co
Service Years
1942 - 1942

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cuddy
Last Address
P.O. Box 114, Cuddy, Pennsylvania

Casualty Date
Sep 14, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
St Barbara Roman Catholic Cem, Bridgeville, PA

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French Fourragere


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World War II Fallen
  1942, World War II Fallen


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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 000
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)/K Co
  1942-1942, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1942-1942, 745, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)/K Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Edson's Bloody Ridge
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 14 Sep 1942, during defensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the Battle of the Ridge (Edson’s Bloody Ridge) on Guadalcanal Island, British Solomon Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
MALOVER, John W., Pvt 521/745 (Rifleman)                SN: 355614
Born: 24 Feb 1921 Cuddy, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Enlisted USMCR: 13 Jan 1942 (Home of Record: P.O. Box 114, Cuddy, Pennsylvania)
Died: 14 Sep 1942 (KIA, Guadalcanal Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: St. Barbara Roman Catholic Cemetery, Bridgeville, Allegheny County, PA
 
Headquarters, Eastern Recruiting Division, 1700 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Jan 1942 Pvt, Hq, ERD, Phila., PA “13Jan42; Jdenl at DHS Pittsburgh, Pa., Tr to MB, PI, S.C. same date.”
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC “13Jan42; 15, Jdenl fr DHS Pittsburgh, Pa.”
 
Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Apr 1942 Pvt, Co K, 3rdBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC
Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1942 Pvt, Co K, 3rdBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (At Sea) “Msm.; 1 only at McKay’s Crossing Camp, Paekakariki, N.Z.; 2, emb on bd USS FULLER at Wellington, N.Z., 2-21, at Wellington, N.Z.; 22-27, at sea; 28 only, at Suva, Fiji; 29-31, at sea, enroute to Solomon Islands.”
Aug 1942 Pvt, Co K, 3rdBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “7-31, engaged in action against enemy Japanese forces on Guadalcanal, B.S.I.”
Sep 1942 Pvt, Co K, 3rdBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “1-14, engaged in action against enemy Japanese forces on Guadalcanal, B.S.I.; 14, killed in action at Guadalcanal, B.S.I.; GO#20 does not apply; Char Exc; remains interred in Plot ?, Row ?, Grave ?, 1st MarDiv Cemetery, Guadalcanal, B.S.I.; Not misconduct, in the line of duty.”
 
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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