Courtway, Anthony B, Jr., Pvt

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

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wenatchee
Last Address
212 S. Chelan Avenue, Wenatchee, Washington

Casualty Date
Jul 01, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section B, Grave 440A

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

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 000
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SD4th Raider Bn
  1942-1942, 521, 3rd Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1942-1943, 745, 4th Raider Bn
  1943-1943, 745, 4th Raider Bn
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 New Georgia Group Operation /Battle of Wickham Anchorage
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 01 Jul 1943, during offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of Wickham Anchorage, Vangunu Island, New Georgia Island Group, British Solomon Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
COURTWAY, Anthony B., Jr, Pvt 521/745(Rifleman)                      SN: 449003
Born:  25 Jan 1923 Washington
Enlisted USMCR: 27 Aug 1942 (Home of Record: 212 S. Chelan Avenue, Wenatchee, Washington)
Died: 01 Jul 1943 (KIA, Wickham Anchorage, Vangunu Island, New Georgia, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, CA (Section B, Grave 440A)
 
3rd Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Sep 1942 Pvt, 3rdRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA "27Aug42; 1, Jdenl fr WRD"  
Oct 1942 Pvt, 3rdRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA "8, qual SS; 12, fr USMCR Cl III(c) to Cl III(b); 23, to 4thRaider Bn, Post"
 
Company A, 4th Raider Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Oct 1942 Pvt, Co A, 4thRdrBn, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "27Aug42; 23, jdfr 3rdRBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, 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 Pvt, 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 Pvt, Co N, 4thRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) "27Aug42; 1, Killed in organized action against the enemy while participating in the seizure and occupation of Wickham Anchorage, New Georgia, B.S.I.; GO#20 does not apply, Char Exc.; Remains interred at Wickham Anchorage Cemetery, Vangunu Island, 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
Rifle Sharpshooter Badge
   
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