Cash, Robert D, PFC

Fallen
 
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 Service Details
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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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 Personal Details 


Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Gary
Last Address
728 Carolina Street, Gary, Indiana

Casualty Date
Jul 20, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Calumet Park Cemetery - Merrillville, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 


 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1943, World War II Fallen


 Ribbon Bar
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, 9th Recruit Training Bn
  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
CASH, Robert D., PFC 521/745(Rifleman)                SN: 447475
Born:  26 Dec 1922 Indiana
Enlisted USMCR: 21 Aug 1942 (Home of Record: 728 Carolina Street, Gary, Indiana)
Died: 20 Jul 1943 (KIA, Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Calumet Park Cemetery, Crown Point, IN (Section , Row , Grave )
 
9th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Aug 1942 Pvt, 9thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA "21Aug42; 24, jdfr CRD"
Oct 1942 Pvt, 9thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA "14, tr by S/Rs fr USMCR Cl III(c) to USMCR Cl III(b); to CasCo, FMFTC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, Calif."  
 
Casual Company, FMF Training Center, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Oct 1942 Pvt, CasCo, FMFTC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA "21Aug42; 14, jdfr 9thRBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, Calif.; 27, tr to 4thRaider Bn, Camp Pendleton, Calif."  
 
Company A, 4th Raider Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Oct 1942 Pvt, Co A, 4thRdrBn, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "21Aug42; 27, jdfr CasCo, FMFTC, Camp Elliott, Calif."
Jan 1943 PFC, Co A, 4thRdrBn, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "11-13, 20-22, spl temp d in conn amph trng"
Company N, 4th Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 PFC, 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.) "21Aug42; 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, Row2, Grave 1, 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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