Adamaitis, Charles J, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
653-Machine Gun Squad Leader
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 653, 1st Bn, 29th Marine Regiment (1/29)/B Company
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Connecticut
Connecticut
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Waterbury
Last Address
25 Green Street, Waterbury, Connecticut

Casualty Date
Jun 22, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Saipan
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Calvary Cemetery - Waterbury, Connecticut
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Camp Lejeune, NC)
 Unit Assignments
3rd MEB1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)6th Marine Division/29th Marine Regiment
  1943-1943, 745, 3rd MEB/3rd Provisional Marine Brigade
  1943-1944, 745, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)/C Co
  1944-1944, 653, 1st Bn, 29th Marine Regiment (1/29)/B Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 22 Jun 1944, during offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Saipan Island, Northern Marianas Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
ADAMAITIS, Charles J., PFC 521/745/653                SN: 460302
Born: 04 Mar 1920 Connecticut
Enlisted USMCR: 05 Nov 1942 (Home of Record: 25 Green Street, Waterbury, Connecticut)
Died: 22 Jun 1944 (KIA, Saipan Island, Marianas Islands)
Interred: Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury, CT (Section , Row , Grave )
 
16th Separate Recruit Battalion, Training Center, FMF, Marine Barracks, New River, NC
Nov 1942 Pvt (Rec), 16thSepRecBn, TC, FMF, MB, New River, NC
Dec 1942 Pvt (Rec), 16thSepRecBn, TC, FMF, MB, New River, NC
 
Company A, 5th Replacement Battalion, 3rd Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1943 Pvt, 5thReplBn, 3rdMarBrig, FMF, In the Field  "5Nov42; 3, Desig 16thSepRecBn, TC, FMF, MB, New River, NC changed to 5thReplBn; 10, Enroute fr TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC, to West Coast Port of Embarkation; 15, arr at Port of Embarkation, San Diego, CA; 16, Emb & sailed fr San Diego, CA, on board SS MATSONIA; 25, arr at Pago Pago, Tutuilla, Samoa; 26, disemb at Pago Pago, Tutuila, Samoa, arr at Upolu, Western Samoa"
Apr 1943 Pvt, Co A, 5thReplBn, FMF, FMF, In the Field "5, to Co C, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv"
 
Company C, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 Pvt, C Co, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, NZ) "5Nov42; 5, jdfr 5thReplBn"
Jul 1943 Pvt, Co C, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)
Oct 1943 PFC, Co H, 2ndBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)
Nov 1943 PFC, Co H, 2ndBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands)
Jan 1944 PFC, Co C, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Camp Tarawa, Hilo, Hawaii, T.H.) "12-14, fur; 31, to 2d SepInfBn, 2dMarDiv"
 
Company F, 2nd Separate Infantry Battalion, 5th Amphibious Corps
Jan 1944 PFC, Co F, 2ndSepInfBn, 5th AC, FMF "5Nov42; 745; 31, jdfr Co C, 1stBn, 6thMar, 2dMarDiv"
Apr 1944 PFC, Co F, 2ndSepInfBn, 5th AC, FMF "653"
Company B, 1st Battalion, 29th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jun 1944 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 29thMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, M.I.) "653; 22, KIA"
 
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
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
   
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