Bruck, Edward P, 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
California
California
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pasadena
Last Address
525 S. Santa Anita Avenue, Pasadena, California

Casualty Date
Jul 20, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section N, Row 15, Grave 157

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 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, 3rd Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  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 operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of Bairoko Harbor on New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands.
   
Comments/Citation

BRUCK, Edward P., Jr, Pvt 521/745(Rifleman)                     SN: 443072
Born:  04 Aug 1925
Enlisted USMCR: 27 Aug 1942 (Home of Record: 525 S. Santa Anita Avenue, Pasadena, California)
Died: 20 Jul 1943 (KIA, Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Fort William McKinley Cemetery, Manila, P.I. (Section N, Row 15, Grave 157)
 
3rd Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Sep 1942 Pvt, 3rdRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA "27Aug42; 1, jdfr CRD, Detroit, Mich."
Oct 1942 Pvt, 3rdRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA "17, tr by S/Rs fr USMCR Cl III(c) to USMCR Cl III(b); to CasCo, 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 "27Aug42; 17, jdfr 3rdRBn, 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 "27Aug42; 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 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.) "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 4, 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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