Holford, Ray C, 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/Q Company
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Idaho
Idaho
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Davenport, Lincoln County, Washington

Casualty Date
Jul 01, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA

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Rifle Marksman (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, 5th Recruit Training Bn
  1942-1943, 745, 4th Raider Bn/Q Company
  1943-1943, 745, 4th Raider Bn/Q Company
 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 on Vangunu Island, New Georgia Island Group, British Solomon Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
HOLFORD, Ray C., PFC 521/745(Rifleman)               SN: 449124
Born:  XX Xxx 1920 Idaho
Enlisted USMCR: 29 Aug 1942 (Home of Record: Davenport, Washington)
Died: 01 Jul 1943 (KIA, Wickham Anchorage, Vangunu Island, New Georgia, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, Lincoln County, Washington (aka, ROHLMAN, Raymond Holford)
 
5th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Sep 1942 Pvt, 5thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA   
Oct 1942 Pvt, 5thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA
 
Company D, 4th Raider Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Jan 1943 Pvt, Co D, 4thRdrBn, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "20-24, Temp det d on bd naval vessel for amph trng"
Company Q, 4th Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 Pvt, Co Q, 4thRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (Espiritu Santo, N.H.)
Jun 1943 PFC, Co Q, 4thRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) "28, emb abd USS MC KEAN (APD-5) at Tetere, Guadalcanal, B.S.I. and sailed therefrom; 30, arr at Wickham Anchorage, Oloana Bay, Vangunu Island, New Georgia, B.S.I.;  30, participated in the seizure and occupation of Wickham Anchorage, Oloana Bay, Vangunu Island, New Georgia, B.S.I."
Jul 1943 PFC, Co Q, 4thRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) "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 Marksman Badge
   
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