Guerrette, Philip, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
501-Administrative Clerk
Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 501, H&S Co, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)
Service Years
1942 - 1942

Private 1st Class


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
18 Kendall Street, Augusta, Maine

Casualty Date
Oct 12, 1942
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Solomon Islands
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Long Island National Cemetery - Farmingdale, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section H, Site 9536

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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 IslandI Co, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5), 5th Marine Regiment
  1942-1942, 521, 10th Recruit Training Bn, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1942-1942, 745, I Co, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)
  1942-1942, 501, H&S Co, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Died 12 Oct 1942, of wounds received in action on 08 Oct, 1942, Guadalcanal Island, British Solomon Islands, during offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of the Matanikau River.
GUERRETTE, Philip, PFC 521/745/501 (Clerk Admin)                SN: 350384
Born: 10 Sep 1923 Maine
Enlisted USMC: 12 Jan 1942 (Home of Record: 18 Kendall Street, Augusta, Maine)
Died: 12 Oct 1942 (DOW, Guadalcanal Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Suffolk County, NY (Section H, Site 9536)
Headquarters, Eastern Recruiting Division, 1700 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Jan 1942 Pvt, Hq, ERD, Phila., PA “12Jan42; Jdenl at DHS Augusta, Me., Tr to MB, PI, S.C. same date.”
10th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC “12Jan42; 14, Jdenl fr DHS Augusta, Me.”
Mar 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC “17, to FMD, FMF, New River, NC”
Company I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Apr 1942 Pvt, Co I, 3rdBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC
Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1942 PFC, HqCo, 3rdBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (At Sea) “ClkBnCmdr’s ofc; 1, pro; 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.”
Oct 1942 PFC, HqCo, 3rdBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “1-7, Clk,, BnCmdr’s ofc; 8, Wounded in Action (gun shot wounds, chest & right thigh) at Guadalcanal, B.S.I.; 8-12, sk, DivFldHosp; 12, died at 9:00am at DivFldHosp, Guadalcanal, B.S.I. fr  GSW’s recvd in action on 8; 13, remains interred in grave Row #27, Grave #6, 1stMarDiv Cemetery, Guadalcanal, B.S.I.; GO#20 does not apply; Char: Excellent”
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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