Pate, George 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
1943-1944, 641, H&S Co, 1st Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (1/24)
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Buhl
Last Address
Route 1, Buhl, Alabama

Casualty Date
Feb 01, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Marshall Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Williamson Cemetery - Northport, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Camp Lejeune, NC)
 Unit Assignments
Marine Barracks Camp LeJeune NC1st Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (1/24), 24th Marine Regiment
  1942-1942, 521, Marine Barracks Camp LeJeune NC
  1943-1944, 641, H&S Co, 1st Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (1/24)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Roi-Namur Island
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
From 31 Jan-01 Feb, 1944, PFC PATE participated in offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on the island of Roi-Namur, Kwajalein toll, Marshall Islands. He was Killed in Action, 01 Feb 1944.
   
Comments/Citation
PATE, George W., PFC 521/641 (Telephone Lineman)                   SN: 427909
Born: 13 Jul 1923 Alabama
Enlisted USMCR: 18 Aug 1942 (Home of Record: Route 1, Buhl, Alabama)
Died: 01 Feb 1944 (KIA, Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands)
Interred:  Williamson Cemetery, Northport, Montgomery County, AL (Section , Lot )
 
5th Separate Recruit Battalion, New River Training Center, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Oct 1942 Pvt, 5thSepRecBn, NRTC, FMF, MB, New River, NC "1-9, RI; 10, Tr fr Cl III(c) to Cl III(b) USMCR; 10, to SchBn, MB, Hadnot Point, New River, NC"
 
Engineer School, School Battalion, Training Center, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Oct 1942 Pvt, EngrS, SchBn, TC, FMF, MB, New River, NC "18Aug42; 10, jdfr 5thSepRecBn, TC, FMF, MB, New River, NC; 13, to SigSch, SchBn, TC, FMF, MB, New River, NC"
1st Telephone Company, Signal School, School Battalion, Training Center, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Oct 1942 Pvt, 1stTpCo, SigS, SchBn, TC, FMF, MB, New River, NC "18Aug42; 13, jdfr EngrS, SchBn, TC, FMF, MB, New River, NC; 14-31, Stud Fld Tp School"
 
H&S Company, 1st Separate Battalion, Reinforced, FMF, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Jan 1943 PFC, H&S Co, 1stSepBn (Rein), FMF, MB, New River, NC "CP"
 
Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine, 4th Marine Division, FMF, Camp Pendleton, CA
Apr 1943 PFC, HqCo, 1stBn, 24thMar, Reinf, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "CP"
Jul 1943 PFC, HqCo, 1stBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "CP; 14-28, fur."
Oct 1943 PFC, HqCo, 1stBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "CP"
Jan 1944 PFC, HqCo, 1stBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "CP; 1-10, at Camp Pendleton"
Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1944 PFC, HqCo, 1stBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field "CP; 11, emb on board USS DU PAGE at San Diego, Calif.; 13, sailed therefrom.; 13-31, at sea enroute"
Feb 1944 PFC, HqCo, 1stBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands) "CP; 1, participated in battle of Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands; 1, Killed in action"
 
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
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
   
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