Cavaluzzi, Michael L, 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
1943-1944, 745, I Co, 3rd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (3/2)
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New York
Last Address
401 E. 77th Street, New York, New York

Casualty Date
Jul 03, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Saipan
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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  1944, World War II Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC)Marine Barracks1st Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (1/24), 24th Marine Regiment3rd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (3/2), 2nd Marine Regiment
  1942-1942, 521, 10th Recruit Training Bn, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1942-1942, 707, HQ Detachment, Marine Barracks Parris Island, SC
  1943-1943, 521, A Co, 1st Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (1/24)
  1943-1944, 745, I Co, 3rd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (3/2)
 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, 03 Jul 1944, during offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Saipan Island, Northern Marianas Islands.
   
Comments/Citation

CAVALUZZI, Michael L., PFC 521/707/745/653(Asst Sqd Ldr)        SN: 401691
Born: XX Xxx 1921 New York
Enlisted USMCR: 25 May 1942 (Home of Record: 401 E. 77th Street, New York, New York)
Died: 03 Jul 1944 (KIA, Saipan Island, Northern Marianas Islands)
Interred: Unidentified Cemetery, NY (Section , Row , Grave ).
 
10th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
May 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC "25May42; 26, jdfr ERD, 25, enl DHS New York, NY"
Jul 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC "10, qual MM; 28, to Cl III(b) USMCR; 28, to Hq&HqCo, RDep, Post"
Hq&Hq Company, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jul 1942 Pvt, Hq&HqCo, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC "25May42; 28, jdfr 10thRecBn, RDep; 28-31, Recruit Instr"
Oct 1942 Pvt, Hq&HqCo, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC "1-18, temp det d, 6thSepRecBn, FMF, New River, NC, conn w/ trng recruits; 19-22, Recruit Instr; AOL fr 1:00pm, 23 to 7:00pm, 28; 28-31, sk USNH, Post"
 
Company A, 1st Separate Battalion, Reinforced, FMF, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Jan 1943 Pvt, Co A, 1stSepBn, Rein, FMF, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC "4-12, fur"
Company A, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine, 4th Marine Division, FMF, Camp Pendleton, CA
Apr 1943 Pvt, Co A, 1stBn, 24thMar, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "1-14, temp d, Combat Conditioning School, Post"
 
Company B, Infantry Battalion, Training Center, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jul 1943 Pvt, Co B, InfBn, TC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
 
26th Replacement Battalion, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1943 Pvt, 26thReplBn, FMF, In the Field "25May42; 10, to 2dMarDiv, FMF"
 
H&S Company, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1943 PFC, H&S Co, 2ndMarRegt, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field "25May42; 10, jdfr 26thReplBn; 15, to 3dBn, 2dMar"
 
Company I, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1943 PFC, Co I, 3rdBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, N.Z.) "25May42; 15, jdfr H&S Co, 2dMar, 2dMarDiv; 16, emb on board USS ARTHUR MIDDLETON at Wellington, N.Z.; 16-23, in conn w/ amph trng; 24-31, awaiting further orders"
Nov 1943 PFC, Co I, 3rdBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa Atoll, B.G.I.) "21, WIA"
Jan 1944 PFC, Co I, 3rdBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Camp Tarawa, Hilo, T.H.) "745; 17, awd 10 days conf by CO at OH for disorderly conduct; 21-30, conf ser sent OH"
Apr 1944 PFC, Co I, 3rdBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Camp Tarawa, Hilo, T.H.) "653"
Jun 1944 PFC, Co I, 3rdBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, Marianas Islands) "653; 15, disemb at Saipan, M.I.; 15-30, In active operations against the enemy on Saipan, M.I."
Jul 1944 PFC, Co I, 3rdBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, Marianas Islands) "401691; 653; 1-3, In active operations against the enemy on Saipan, M.I.; 3, KIA, fr GSW; In line of duty, GO#20 does not apply; Buried 2d MarDiv Cemetery, Plot E, Row #2, Grave #19, Saipan, M.I."
 
Based on this service record, I believe that we can confidently state that he rates the following awards for WWII:
Purple Heart Medal w/ Gold Star
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
Rifle Marksman Badge

 

   
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