Hunter, John W, 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, 1st Raider Bn
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Box 299, Winter Haven, Florida

Casualty Date
Jul 20, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section D, Row 16, Grave 113

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World War II Fallen
  1943, World War II Fallen


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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 000
 Unit Assignments
USMC (United States Marine Corps)Aviation Units1st Raider Bn
  1942-1942, 522, Guard Bn MCB San Diego
  1942-1942, 521, 2nd Aviation Engineer Bn/A Co
  1943-1943, 745, 1st 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, 20 Jul 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of Bairoko Harbor on New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
HUNTER, John W., PFC 521/522/745(Rifleman)      SN: 348380
Born:  XX Xxx 19XX Louisiana
Enlisted USMC: 26 Jan 1942 (Home of Record: Box 299, Winter Haven, Florida)
Died: 20 Jul 1943 (KIA, Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Fort William McKinley Cemetery, Manila, P.I. (Section D, Row 16, Grave 113)
 
Headquarters, Southern Recruiting Division, New Orleans, LA
Jan 1942 Pvt, Hq, SRD, New Orleans, LA "26Jan42; Jdenl at DHS New Orleans, La. and tr to RD, MCB, San Diego, CA"
13th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Jan 1942 Pvt, 9thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA "26Jan42; 29, jdfr SRD, New Orleans, La."
 
2nd Casual Company, Guard Battalion, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Apr 1942 Pvt, 2ndCasCo, GdBn, MCB, San Diego, CA "20-30, sk USNH, San Diego, Calif."
Jul 1942 Pvt, 2ndCasCo, GdBn, MCB, San Diego, CA "7, Tr to 2ndAvnEngrBn, Post"
 
Company A, 2nd Aviation Engineer Battalion, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jul 1942 Pvt, Co A, 2ndAvnEngrBn, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA "26Jan42; 7, jdfr 2dCasCo, GdBn, San Diego, Calif."
Oct 1942 Pvt, Co A, 2ndAvnEngrBn, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA "1, to CasCo, Post"
Casual Company, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Oct 1942 Pvt, CasCo, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA "26Jan42; 1, jdby S/Rs fr 2dAvnEngrBn, FMFTC, Post; 1-6, conf AOH; 7-9, conf AT1 SCM; 10, conv SCM for AWOL fr 18Sep42 to 28Sep42, sent to sol conf 30 dys on B&W and LP $25 per mo for prd of 3 mos, TLP $75.00; 10-13, conf ART1 SCM; 14-31, conf ser sent SCM"  
 
6th Replacement  Battalion, FMF, Training Center, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jan 1943 Pvt, 6thReplBn, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, New Caledonia) "5, to 1st Raider Bn, 1st Raider Regt, 1st MAC"
 
Company A, 1st Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1943 Pvt, Co A, 1stRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, N.C.) "26Jan42; 5, jdfr 6thReplBn, 1stMAC, Noumea, N.C."
Apr 1943 Pvt, Co A, 1stRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, N.C.) "10-14 and 22-24, on bd APD in conn with spl trng"
Jul 1943 PFC, Co A, 1stRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) "26Jan42; 4, emb abd USS CROSBY at Guadalcanal, B.S.I. and sailed therefrom same date; 4, underway; 5, landed on enemy territory and participated in action on New Georgia, B.S.I.;  20, KIA at Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia, B.S.I. and buried on island; GO#20 does not apply."
 
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
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
 
   
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