Parker, Grady R, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
746-Automatic Rifleman (BAR)
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 746, L Co, 3rd Bn, 25th Marine Regiment (3/25)
Service Years
1941 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jan 31, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Marshall Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section M, Row 1, Grave 035

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USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 000
 Unit Assignments
4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris IslandMarine Barracks3rd Bn, 25th Marine Regiment (3/25)
  1941-1944, 521, 4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1942-1943, 522, Marine Barracks Quonset Point, RI
  1943-1944, 746, L Co, 3rd Bn, 25th Marine Regiment (3/25)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Roi-Namur Island
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 31 Jan 1944, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Ennumennet Islet, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
PARKER, Grady R., PFC  521/522/746           SN: 328806
Born: 17 Aug 1924 Alabama
Enlisted USMC: 03 Dec 1941 (Home of Record: Alabama)
Died: 31 Jan 1944 (KIA, Ennumennet Islet, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands)
Interred: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI (Section M, Row 1, Grave 035)
 
Headquarters, Southern Recruiting Division, Atlanta, GA
Dec 1941 Pvt, Hq, SRD, Atlanta, GA “3Dec41; jdenl at DHS Birmingham, Ala.”
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Dec 1941 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “3Dec41; 4, Jdfr SRD; 3Dec41, enl DHS Birmingham, Ala.”
Jan 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “30, to MB, NAS, Quonset point, RI”
 
1st Guard Company, Marine Barracks, Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, RI
Jan 1942 Pvt, 1stGdCo, MB, NAS, Quonset Point, RI “3Dec41; 31, jdfr 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC”
Apr 1942 Pvt, 1stGdCo, MB, NAS, Quonset Point, RI
2nd Guard Company, Marine Barracks, Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, RI
Jul 1942 Pvt, 2ndGdCo, MB, NAS, Quonset Point, RI “1-21, Msm.; 22, to BksDet, Post”
Barracks Detachment, Marine Barracks, Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, RI
Oct 1942 PFC, BksDet, MB, NAS, Quonset Point, RI
Jan 1943 PFC, BksDet, MB, NAS, Quonset Point, RI “19, to 1stGdCo, Post”
1st Guard Company, Marine Barracks, Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, RI
Jan 1943 PFC, 1stGdCo, MB, NAS, Quonset Point, RI “3Dec41; 19, jdfr BksDet, Post”
Apr 1943 PFC, 1stGdCo, MB, NAS, Quonset Point, RI
Jul 1943 PFC, 1stGdCo, MB, NAS, Quonset Point, RI
 
Company L, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, 4th Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Oct 1943 PFC, Co L, 3rdBn, 25thMar, 4thMarDiv, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA “746”
Company L, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, 4th Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1944 PFC, Co L, 3rdBn, 25thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands) “746; 10, emb on bd USS WILLIAM P. BIDDLE; 13, sailed fr San Diego, Calif.; 13-30, enroute; 31, disemb at Ennumennet Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands; 31, killed in action against the enemy on Ennumennet Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands; Buried on Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, Plot #2, Row #1, Grave #35; GO#20 does not apply; Char: Exc”
 
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 Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Weapons Qualification Badge
   
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