Russell, Carleton, PFC

Fallen
 
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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, Co K, 3rd Marine Raider Bn, 2nd Marine Raider Regiment
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Harriman
Last Address
835 Roane Street, Harriman, Tennessee

Casualty Date
Nov 07, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Crab Orchard Cemetery, Oakdale, Morgan County, TN

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

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris IslandMarine Barracks3rd Marine Raider Bn, 2nd Marine Raider Regiment
  1942-1942, 521, 10th Recruit Training Bn, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1942-1942, 521, Marine Barracks New River, NC
  1943-1943, 745, Co K, 3rd Marine Raider Bn, 2nd Marine Raider Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Bougainville
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 07 Nov 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of Empress Augusta Bay on Bougainville Island, British Solomon Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
RUSSELL, Carleton, PFC 521/745(Rifleman)             SN: 462877
Born: 17 Aug 1924 Tennessee
Enlisted USMCR: 16 Oct 1942 (Home of Record: 835 Roane Street, Harriman, Tennessee)
Died: 07 Nov 1943 (KIA, Bougainville, Solomon Islands)
Interred:  Crab Orchard Cemetery, Oakdale, Morgan County, TN
 
10th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Oct 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC "16Oct42; 19, jdfr SRD; 16, enl DHS, Nashville, Tenn."
13th Separate Recruit Battalion, New River Training Center, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Dec 1942 Pvt, 13thRecBn, NRTC, MB, New River, NC "tr by S/Rs fr Cl III(c) to Cl III(b); 14, to 2ndGarrison ReplBn, Post"
 
4th Platoon, 2nd Garrison Replacement Battalion, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1943 Pvt, 4thPlt, 2ndGarReplBn, FMF, In the Field (Tutuila, Amer. Samoa) "15Dec42, emb abd USS Henry T Allen at Norfolk, Va.; 17Dec42, sailed; 17-23, enroute fr Norfolk, Va, to Balboa, Panama CZ; 24-26Dec42, Balboa, CZ; 27-31Dec42, enroute fr Balboa, CZ to Tutuila, Amer. Samoa; 13, Arr & disemb at Tutuila, Amer. Samoa"
 
Company B, 3rd Marine Raider Battalion, In the Field
Jan 1943 Pvt, Co B, 3rdMarRdrBn, In the Field (Tutuila, American Samoa) "16Oct42; 13, jdfr 2ndGarrison ReplDet"
Company B, 3rd Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, In the Field
Apr 1943 Pvt, Co B, 3rdRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, In the Field (Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides)
Jul 1943 Pvt, Co B, 3rdRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, In the Field (Noumea, New Caledonia)
Company K, 3rd Raider Battalion, 2nd Marine Raider Regiment (Provisional), 1st Marine Amphib Corps
Oct 1943 PFC, Co K, 3rdRdrBn, 2ndMarRdrRegt (Prov), 1st MAC (Noumea, N.C. & Guadalcanal, B.S.I.) "6, Emb abd USS PRES. ADAMS at Noumea, N.C. and sailed therefrom on 7Oct43; 11, arr at Guadalcanal, B.S.I. and disemb same date; 19, emb abd USS FULLER at Guadalcanal, B.S.I. and sailed therefrom same date."
Nov 1943 PFC, Co K, 3rdRdrBn, 2ndMarRdrRegt (Prov), 1st MAC (Bougainville, B.S.I.) "1-7, participated in offensive operations against Japanese forces in the vicinity of Empress Augusta Bay on Bougainville, B.S.I.; 7, Killed in Action"
 
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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