Palmore, James K, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
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
1941 - 1942

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Louisville
Last Address
3105 Dumesnil Street, Louisville, Kentucky

Casualty Date
Sep 14, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
New Albany National Cemetery - New Albany, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section F, Grave 225

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World War II Fallen
  1942, World War II Fallen


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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)5th Marine Regiment
  1941-1942, 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
PALMORE, James K., PFC 521/745 (Rifleman)                SN: 325979
Born: 02 Sep 1921 Kentucky
Enlisted USMC: 21 Nov 1941 (Home of Record: 3105 Dumesnil Street, Louisville, Kentucky)
Died: 14 Sep 1942 (KIA, Guadalcanal Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: New Albany National Cemetery, New Albany,  Floyd County, IN (Section F, Grave 225)
 
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Nov 1941 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC “21Nov41; 23, Jdenl fr DHS Louisville, Ky.”
Jan 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC “12, trans to MB, Quantico, Va.”
 
15th Provisional Marine Company, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Jan 1942 Pvt, 15thProv Mar Co, MB, Quantico, VA “21Nov41; 13, jdfr 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC; 16, tr to 1stMarDiv, FMF, 1stMarDiv Camp, New River, NC”
 
Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Jan 1942 Pvt, Co K, 3rdBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC “21Nov41; 16, jdfr 15th ProvMarCo, MB, Quantico, Va.”
Apr 1942 PFC, 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 PFC, 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 PFC, 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 PFC, 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 14, Grave 7, 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 Defense Service Medal

American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
   
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