Wood, Edward Henry, PFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
776-Radio Operator (Slow Speed)
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 776, H&S Co, 1st Bn, 25th Marine Regiment (1/25)
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Syracuse
Last Address
132 W. Castle Street, Syracuse, New York

Casualty Date
Jan 31, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Marshall Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Onondaga Valley Cemetery - Syracuse, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 8 Site 165

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Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC)23rd Marine Regiment1st Bn, 25th Marine Regiment (1/25)
  1942-1942, 521, 10th Recruit Training Bn, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1943-1943, 776, H&S Co, 1st Bn, 23rd Marine Regiment (1/23)
  1943-1944, 776, H&S Co, 1st Bn, 25th Marine Regiment (1/25)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 31 Jan 1944, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Mellu (Ivan) Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
WOOD, Edward H., PFC 521/776/675      SN: 428739
Born: 27 Apr 1923 New York
Enlisted: 20 Aug 1942 (Home of Record: 132 W. Castle Street, Syracuse, New York)
Died: 31 Jan 1944 (DOW, Mellu (Ivan) Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands)
Interred: Onondaga Valley Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga County, NY (Section 8, Plot 165)
 
10th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Oct 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC "20, qual MM"
Nov 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC "?, to SigBn, TC, FMF, MB, New River, NC; Tr fr Cl III(c) to Cl III(b) USMCR"

1st Radio Company, Signal Battalion, TC, Camp Lejeune New River, NC
Jan 1943 Pvt, 1stRadCo, SigBn, TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC "Stud Rad Oper Course"
 
HQ Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines, Reinforced, FMFTC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Apr 1943 PFC, HqCo, 1stBn, 23rdMar, Reinf, FMFTC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC  "(CP) 20Aug42; 30, to HqCo, 1stBn, 25thMar, Post"

HQ Company, 1st Battalion, 25th Marines, Reinforced, FMFTC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Apr 1943 PFC, HqCo, 1stBn, 25thMar, Rein, FMFTC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC "20Aug42; 30, jdfr HqCo, 1stBn, 23rdMar, Post"
Jul 1943 PFC, HqCo, 1stBn, 25thMar, Rein, FMF, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC  "(CP) RadOp; 26-31, fur"
HQ Company, 1st Battalion, 25th Marines, 4th Marine Division, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Oct 1943 PFC, HqCo, 1stBn, 25thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "(CP) RadOp"
Jan 1944 PFC, HqCo, 1stBn, 25thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "(CP)675; RadioOper; 10, emb aboard USS WARREN at San Diego, Calif.; 13, sailed therefrom; 13-30, at sea enroute; 31, disemb and participated in battle of Kwajalein Atoll, N. Sector, Marshall Islands; 31, Died of wounds, rcvd in action; GO20 does not apply; Char Exc; Remains interred in Grave #5, Ivan Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands"
 
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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