Sikken, John L, Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 745, P Co, 4th Raider Bn
Service Years
1942 - 1943

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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Washington
Last Address
1423 "R" Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

Casualty Date
Jul 20, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 34, Grave 2044

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 000
 Unit Assignments
Marine BarracksRTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island4th Raider Bn
  1942-1942, 522, Marine Barracks Newport, RI
  1942-1943, 521, 10th Recruit Training Bn, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  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, 20 Jul 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of Bairoko Harbor on New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
SIKKEN, John L., Pvt 521/745(Rifleman)                  SN: 347892
Born:  02 Oct 1915 Washington, D.C.
Enlisted USMC: 07 Jan 1942 (Home of Record: 1423 "R" Street, NW, Washington, D.C.)
Died: 20 Jul 1943 (KIA, Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred:  Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA (Section 34, Grave 2044)
 
10th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1942 Pvt,10th RecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC "7Jan42; 8, Jdenl fr RS Washington, D.C." 
Mar 1942 Pvt,10th RecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC "to MB, NOB, Newport, RI"
 
1st Guard Company, Marine Barracks, Naval Operating Base, Newport, RI
Apr 1942 Pvt, 1stGdCo, MB, NOB, Newport, RI   "7Jan42"
Jul 1942 Pvt, 1stGdCo, MB, NOB, Newport, RI  
Oct 1942 Pvt, 1stGdCo, MB, NOB, Newport, RI   "15, trans to TC, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif."
 
Maintenance Detachment, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Oct 1942 Pvt, MaintDet, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "7Jan42; 19, jdfr MB, NOB, Newport, RI; 23, to 4th Mar Raider Bn, Post"
 
Company C, 4th Raider Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Oct 1942 Pvt, Co C, 4thRdrBn, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "7Jan42; 23, jdfr MaintDet, Camp Pendleton"
Jan 1943 Pvt, Co C, 4thRdrBn, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "19-25, spl temp det d abd US naval vessel conn amph trng"
Company P, 4th Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 Pvt, Co P, 4thRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (Espiritu Santo, N.H.)
Jun 1943 Pvt, 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 Pvt, Co P, 4thRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) "7Jan42; 1-9, participated in the seizure and occupation of Viru Harbor, New Georgia, B.S.I.; 9, emb and sailed abd LCI#331 at Viru Harbor; 10, arr & disemb at Tetere Point, Guadalcanal, B.S.I.; 17, emb & sailed abd USS MC KEAN at Tetere Point, Guadalcanal, B.S.I.; 18, arr & disemb at Enogai, New Georgia, B.S.I.; 18-20, participated in the occupation of Enogai; 20, KIA while participating in the attack against the enemy at Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia, B.S.I.; GO#20 does not apply, Char Exc.; Remains not interred, body not recovered (initially) Later located and interred at Enogai 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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