Chatfield, John J, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 745, O Company, 4th Raider Bn
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fountain
Last Address
Free Soil, Michigan

Casualty Date
Jul 04, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section A, Row 0, Grave 323

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 000
 Unit Assignments
4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre) MCRD, Parris Island, SCMarine Barracks4th Raider Bn
  1942-1942, 521, 4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre) MCRD, Parris Island, SC
  1942-1942, 522, Marine Barracks Norfolk Naval Shipyard Portsmouth, VA
  1942-1943, 745, O Company, 4th Raider Bn
  1943-1943, 745, O Company, 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
Died 04 July 1943, of wounds received in action on 01 Jul 1943 in the vicinity of Viru Harbor, on New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands, during offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces.
   
Comments/Citation
CHATFIELD, John J., PFC 521/745(Rifleman)                        SN: 355328
Born:  26 Sep 1921 Fountain, Mason County, Michigan
Enlisted USMC: 27 Jan 1942 (Home of Record: Free Soil, Michigan)
Died: 04 Jul 1943 (Died of Wounds, Viru Harbor, New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred:  National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI (Section A, Row 0, Grave 323)
 
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC "27Jan42; 29, jdenl fr DHS Detroit, Mich."  
Mar 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC "to MB, NYd, Portsmouth, NH"
 
Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH
Apr 1942 Pvt, MB, NYd, Portsmouth, NH  
Jul 1942 Pvt, MB, NYd, Portsmouth, NH  
Oct 1942 PFC, MB, NYd, Portsmouth, NH "27Jan42; 14, to TTC, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif."
 
Company B, 4th Raider Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Oct 1942 PFC, Co B, 4thRdrBn, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "27Jan42; 24, jdfr MaintDet, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif."
Jan 1943 PFC, Co B, 4thRdrBn, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "19-25, spl temp det d abd US naval vessel conn amph trng"
Company O, 4th Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 PFC, Co O, 4thRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (Espiritu Santo, N.H.)
Jun 1943 PFC, Co O, 4thRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) "20, emb abd USS Dent (APD-9) 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 seizure and occupation of Viru Harbor, New Georgia, B.S.I."
Jul 1943 PFC, Co O, 4thRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) "27Jan42; 1, wounded in organized action against the enemy while participating in the seizure and occupation of Tetamare Village on the west bank of Viru Harbor, New Georgia, B.S.I.; 4, died of wounds received in action; GO#20 does not apply, Char Exc.; Remains interred at Viru Harbor Cemetery, Row 1, Grave 3, 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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