Smith, Edwin W, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 745, B Co, 1st Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (1/24)
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
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Feb 02, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Marshall Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section A, Row 0, Grave 75

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World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen


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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC)1st Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (1/24), 24th Marine Regiment
  1942-1943, 521, 10th Recruit Training Bn, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1943-1944, 745, B Co, 1st Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (1/24)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Roi-Namur Island
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 02 Feb 1944, during offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Roi-Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
SMITH, Edwin W, PFC 521/745 (Rifleman)               SN: 473633
Born: 02 Mar 1921
Enlisted: 23 Oct 1942 (Home of Record: New York, NY)
Died: 02 Feb 1944 (KIA, Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands)
Interred:  National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI (Section A, Row 0, Grave 75)
 
10th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Oct 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC "23Oct42; 24, jd fr ERD. 23, enl DHS New York, N.Y."
Jan 1943 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC "4, to 1stSepBn, FMF, TC, New River, NC"
 
1st Separate Battalion (Rein), FMF, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Jan 1943 Pvt, Co B, 1stSepBn (Rein), FMF, MB, New River, NC "23Oct42; 4-12, fur."
 
1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, FMF, Camp Pendleton, CA
Apr 1943 Pvt, Co B, 1stBn, 24thMar, Reinf, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Jul 1943 Pvt, Co B, 1stBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Oct 1943 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1944 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands) "745; 11, emb on board USS DU PAGE at San Diego, Calif.; 13, sailed therefrom.; 13-31, at sea enroute"
Feb 1944 PFC, Co B, 1stBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands) "1-2, participated in battle of Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands; 2, 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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