Seiden, Bernard, PFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
636-Intelligence Man
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 636, 1st Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (1/11)/HQ Btry
Service Years
1942 - 1942

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Irvington
Last Address
725 18thAvenue, Irvington, New Jersey

Casualty Date
Oct 16, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Hollywood Memorial Park - Union, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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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 Island1st Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (1/11)3rd MEB
  1942-1942, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/10th Recruit Training Bn
  1942-1942, 521, 1st Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (1/11)/HQ Btry
  1942-1942, 636, 3rd MEB/3rd Provisional Marine Brigade
  1942-1942, 636, 1st Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (1/11)/HQ Btry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 16 Oct 1942, during offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Guadalcanal Island, British Solomon Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
SEIDEN, Bernard, PFC  521/636     SN: 344928
Born: 12 Aug 1922 New Jersey
Enlisted USMC: 02 Jan 1942 (Home of Record: 725 18thAvenue, Irvington, New Jersey)
Died: 16 Oct 1942 (KIA, Guadalcanal Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Hollywood Memorial Cemetery, Union, NJ (Section , Grave )
 
Headquarters, Eastern Recruiting Division, 1700 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Jan 1942 Pvt, Hq, ERD, Phila., PA “2Jan42; 2, Jdenl RS New York, NY; to RDep, MB Parris Island, SC”
10th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC “2Jan42; 3, jdfr RS, New York, NY; 24, Trans to MB, Quantico, Va.”
 
Company F, The Training Center, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Jan 1942 Pvt, Co F, TTC, MB, Quantico, VA “24, jdfr 10thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC”
to 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC”
 
H&S Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Apr 1942 Pvt, H&S Btry, 1stBn, 11thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, New River, NC “1-3, at MB, New River, NC”
H&S Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines, 3rd Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1942 PFC, H&S Btry, 1stBn, 11thMar, 3rdMarBrig, FMF, In the Field “4, entrained & departed MB, New River, NC and arr at NOB, Norfolk, Va.; emb abd USS MC CAWLEY; 4-8, abd USS MC CAWLEY at NOB, Norfolk, Va.; 6, pro.; 10, sailed for Beyond the Seas; 11-30, enroute abd USS MC CAWLEY”
Jul 1942 PFC, H&S Btry, 1stBn, 11thMar, 3rdMarBrig, FMF, In the Field (Apia, Upolu, W. Samoa)
H&S Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Sep 1942 PFC, H&S Btry, 1stBn, 11thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “16-30, engaged in action against enemy Japanese forces on Guadalcanal, B.S.I.”
Oct 1942 PFC, H&S Btry, 1stBn, 11thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) “1-16, engaged in action against enemy Japanese forces on Guadalcanal, B.S.I.; 16, Killed in action against the enemy at Guadalcanal; GO#20 does not apply; Char Exc;  Buried in Lunga Area, north coast, Guadalcanal, B.S.I. (See overlay in Casualty Section for location of grave)”
 
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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