Gardner, John P, 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, 4th Raider Bn
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Detroit
Last Address
9338 Warner Street, Detroit, Michigan

Casualty Date
Jul 20, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Birmingham, MI

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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 Quonset Point, RI
  1942-1943, 745, 4th Raider Bn
  1943-1943, 745, 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 offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of Bairoko Harbor on New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
GARDNER, John P., PFC 521/522/745(Rifleman)                 SN: 339422
Born:  27 Mar 1923 Detroit, Michigan
Enlisted USMC: 03 Jan 1942 (Home of Record: 9338 Warner Street, Detroit, Michigan)
Died: 20 Jul 1943 (KIA, Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Birmingham, MI (Section , Row , Grave )
 
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC "3Jan42; 5, Jdenl fr DHS Detroit, Mich." 
Feb 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC
Mar 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC "to MB, NAS, Quonset Point, R.I."
 
1st Guard Company, Marine Barracks, Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, RI
Apr 1942 Pvt, 1stGdCo, MB, NAS, Quonset Point, RI
Jul 1942 Pvt, 1stGdCo, MB, NAS, Quonset Point, RI  "9, to BksDet, Post"
2nd Guard Company, Marine Barracks, Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, RI
Oct 1942 PFC, 2ndGdCo, MB, NAS, Quonset Point, RI  "9-14, sk PSkQtrs; 15, trans to TTC, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif."
 
Maintenance Detachment, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Oct 1942 Pvt, MaintDet, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "3Jan42; 19, jdfr BksDet, MB, NAS, Quonset Pt, RI; 23, to 4th Mar Raider Bn, Post"
 
Company A, 4th Raider Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Oct 1942 Pvt, Co A, 4thRdrBn, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "3Jan42; 23, jdfr MaintDet, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif."
Jan 1943 Pvt, Co A, 4thRdrBn, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "18-25, spl temp det d in conn amph trng"
Company N, 4th Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 Pvt, Co N, 4thRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (Espiritu Santo, N.H.)
Jun 1943 PFC, Co N, 4thRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) "28, emb abd USS SCHLEY (APD-14) at Tetere, Guadalcanal, B.S.I. and sailed therefrom same date; 30, arr at Wickham Anchorage, Oloana Bay, Vangunu Island, New Georgia, B.S.I."
Jul 1943 PFC, Co N, 4thRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) "3Jan42; 1-10, participated in the seizure and occupation of Wickham Anchorage, New Georgia, B.S.I.; 12, emb and sailed abd LCI#332 at Oloana Bay, Vangunu Island, B.S.I.; 13, arr & disemb at Tetere Point, Guadalcanal, B.S.I.; 17, emb & sailed abd USS WARD 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 interred at Enogai Harbor Cemetery, Row 1, Grave 6, 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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