Adams, Wilford E, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
746-Automatic Rifleman (BAR)
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 746, 3rd Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (3/24)/I Co
Service Years
1941 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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 Personal Details 

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Home State
Idaho
Idaho
Year of Birth
1914
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Oakley
Last Address
RFD 2, Oakley, Idaho

Casualty Date
Jun 24, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Saipan
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Marion Cemetery, Oakley, ID (Block 23, Lot 8)

 Official Badges 

PMI Pith Helmet


 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Basic Parachutist
Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SDFleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)/1st Parachute RegimentMarine Barracks24th Marine Regiment
  1941-1941, 521, 4th Recruit Training Bn
  1941-1942, 745, 1st Parachute Regiment/2nd Parachute Bn
  1942-1943, 745, 1st Parachute Regiment/3rd Parachute Bn
  1943-1944, 056, Marine Barracks San Diego, CA
  1944-1944, 746, 3rd Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (3/24)/I Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 24 Jun 1944, during offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Saipan Island, Northern Marianas Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
ADAMS, Wilford E., PFC 521/056/746         SN: 308266
Born: 02 Sep 1914 Oakley, Cassia County, Idaho
Enlisted USMCR: 26 Feb 1941 (Home of Record: RFD 2, Oakley, Idaho)
Died: 24 Jun 1944 (KIA Saipan Island, Northern Marianas Islands)
Interred: Marion Cemetery, Oakley, ID (Block 23, Lot 8)
 
Headquarters, Western Recruiting Division, San Francisco, CA
Feb 1941 Pvt, Hq, WRD, San Francisco, CA "26Feb41; 26, To RD, MCB, San Diego, Calif."
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Mar 1941 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA  "26Feb41; 1, Jdenl fr WRD"
Apr 1941 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA "18, Qual ER"
May 1941 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA "to RR Det, BTrs, MCB, San Diego, CA"
 
Rifle Range Detachment, Base Troops, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Jul 1941 Pvt, RRDet, Base Trs, MCB, San Diego, CA "1-7, Stud Coach; 8-31, Msm."
 
Marine Barracks, Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey
Oct 1941 Pvt, MB, NAS, Lakehurst, N.J."1-2, member parachute det under instn; 3, rated spl lcl parachutist by CO, auth MGC ltr 1515/7-325 AV vjt, 20Oct41; 3-31, spl lcl parachutist under instn parachute  det. Act duty status"
 
Company B, 2nd Parachute Battalion, Division Special Troops, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jan 1942 PFC, Co B, 2ndParaBn, DivSplTrps, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, CA  "Para; 19-21, temp d RRDet, BTrs, MCB, San Diego, Calif.; 22-31, temp d MD, Camp San Luis Obispo, Calif."
Marine Detachment, Camp San Luis Obispo, CA
Jan 1942 PFC, MarDet, Camp San Luis Obispo, CA "Para; 22-31, fr Co B, 2dParaBn, 2dMarDiv, FMF, Sn Diego, Calif.; Coach RR"
Company B, 2nd Parachute Battalion, Division Special Troops, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Apr 1942 PFC, Co B, 2ndParaBn, DivSplTrps, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA "Para"
Jul 1942 PFC, Co B, 2ndParaBn, DivSplTrps, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA "Para; 30-31, fur."
HQ Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion, Division Special Troops, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Oct 1942 PFC, HqCo, 2ndParaBn, DivSplTrps, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA "Para; 19, by S/Rs to Adv Ech, 3rdParaBn, 3rdMarDiv, Post"
 
HQ Company, 3rd Marine Parachute Battalion, Division Special Troops, 3rd Marine Division, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Oct 1942 PFC, HqCo, 3rdParaBn, DivSplTrps, 3rdMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA "26Feb41; 19, Jdfr HqCo, 2dParaBn, DivSplTrps, 2dMarDiv, FMF, Post by S/Rs, sk Camp Disp; 29, jd in person; 19-28, GO #20 applies; Para"
 
Headquarters Company, Marine Barracks, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jan 1943 PFC, HqCo, MB, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA "Co police d"
Jun 1943 PFC, HqCo, MB, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA "Co police d; 21-31, fur."
Oct 1943 PFC, HqCo, MB, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA "Co mail clk"
Jan 1944 PFC, HqCo, MB, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA "Co mail clk"
 
Company I, 3rd Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1944 PFC, Co I, 3rdBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field "746"
Jun 1944 PFC, Co I, 3rdBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field "746; 24, 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
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
Basic Parachutist Wings
   
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