Fenton, Robert W, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 745, P Co, 4th Raider Bn
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Private 1st Class


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Home State
New York
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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
City Island
Last Address
63 Bay Street, City Island, New York

Casualty Date
Jul 01, 1943
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
Solomon Islands
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Long Island National Cemetery - Farmingdale, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section J, Grave 15324

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World War II Fallen
  1943, World War II Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 000
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Marine Barracks Mare Island, CA4th Raider Bn
  1942-1942, 745, Guard Co., Marine Barracks Mare Island, CA
  1942-1943, 745, P Co, 4th Raider Bn
  1943-1943, 745, P Co, 4th Raider Bn
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/New Georgia Group Operation
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 01 Jul 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of Viru Harbor on New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands.
FENTON, Robert W., PFC 521/522/745(Rifleman)              SN: 364639
Born:  20 Nov 1919 New York
Enlisted USMC: 19 Jan 1942 (Home of Record: 63 Bay Street, City Island, New York)
Died: 01 Jul 1943 (KIA, Viru Harbor, New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred:  Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Suffolk County, NY (Section J, Grave 15324)
12th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Jan 1942 Pvt, 12thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA "19Jan42; 23, jdfr ERD, New York, NY"  
Marine Barracks, Naval Ammunition Depot, Mare Island, CA
Jul 1942 PFC, MB, NAD, Mare Island, CA  
Oct 1942 PFC, MB, NAD, Mare Island, CA
Company C, 4th Raider Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Jan 1943 PFC, Co C, 4thRdrBn, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "Det for amph trng fr 20-25Jan43"
Company P, 4th Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 PFC, Co P, 4thRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (Espiritu Santo, N.H.)
Jun 1943 PFC, Co P, 4thRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) "20, emb abd USS WATERS (APD-8) at Tetere, Guadalcanal, B.S.I. and sailed therefrom same date; 21, arr and participated in the occupation of Segi Point, New Georgia, B.S.I.;  27, emb in rubber boats at Segi Point, New Georgia and debarked on 28 at Regi Village, New Georgia; 29-30, participated in the battle at Wickham Anchorage, Viru Harbor, on New Georgia, B.S.I."
Jul 1943 PFC, Co P, 4thRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) "19Jan42; 1, participated in the seizure and occupation of Viru Harbor, New Georgia, B.S.I.; 1, Killed in action against the enemy; GO#20 does not apply, Char Exc.; Remains interred at Viru Harbor Cemetery, Row , Grave , New Georgia, B.S.I."
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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