Dunn, John M, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 745, A Co, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1942
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New York
Last Address
New York, New York

Casualty Date
Nov 02, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Long Island National Cemetery - Farmingdale, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section H, Grave 9179

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World War II Fallen
  1943, 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)Marine Barracks2nd Defense Bn3rd Marine Regiment
  1942-1942, 521, 10th Recruit Training Bn, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1942-1943, 521, Marine Barracks Parris Island, SC
  1943-1943, 745, 2nd Defense Bn
  1943-1943, 745, A Co, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Treasury-Bougainville Campaign (1943)/Landings at Cape Torokina
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Died of wounds received in action, 02 Nov 1943, during offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of Cape Torokina, Empress Augusta Bay on Bougainville Island, British Solomon Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
DUNN, John M., PFC, 521/745                        SN: 401671
Born: 29 Oct 1919 New York
Enlisted USMCR: 25 May 1942 (Home of Record: New York, New York)
Died: 02 Nov 1943 (DOW, Bougainville Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Long Island National Cemetery, E. Farmingdale, New York (Section H, Grave 9179)

Headquarters, Eastern Recruiting Division, Philadelphia, PA
May 1942 Pvt, Hq, ERD, Phila., PA "25May42, Enl at DHS New York, NY, and tr to RD, MB, PI, SC"
10th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
May 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC "25May42; 26, Jdfr ERD; 25, enl DHS New York, NY"
Jul 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC "28, to MTransCo, Post; 28, to Cl III(b) USMCR"
 
Motor Transport Company, Post Troops, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jul 1942 Pvt, MTransCo, PTrs, MB, Parris Island, SC "25May42; 28, jdfr 10thRBn, RDep, Post; 29-31, Truckdriver"
Oct 1942 PFC, MTransCo, PTrs, MB, Parris Island, SC "Truckdriver"
Jan 1943 PFC, MTransCo, PTrs, MB, Parris Island, SC "Truckdriver"
 
H&S Company, 15th Replacement Battalion, 2nd Defense Battalion, Reinforced, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 PFC, H&S Co, 15thReplBn, 2ndDefBn, (Rein), FMF, In the Field "30, tr to Co A"
Company A, 15th Replacement Battalion, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 PFC, Co A, 15thReplBn, FMF, In the Field "30, jdfr H&S Co"
Jul 1943 PFC, Co A, 15thReplBn, FMF, In the Field "1-13, at Tutuila, Am. Samoa; 14, emb on bd SS TABINTA and 16, sailed fr Pago Pago, Tutuila, Am. Samoa; 16-23, in bd SS TABINTA at sea, enroute to Noumea, New Caledonia; 24-30, in camp at Noumea, N.C.; 30, to 3rdMarDiv"
 
Company A, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1943 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 3rdMar, 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field "1 only, temp d with S&S Co, USA; 1-12, Coconut Grove Tetere, Guadalcanal, B.S.I.;13, emb on bd USS PRES. ADAMS and sailed fr Tetere Beach, Guadalcanal, B.S.I.;16, arr at Efate, N.H.; 17-20, participated in landing exercises;22, sailed fr Efate, N.H.;23, arr at Espiritu Santo, N.H.;28, sailed fr Espiritu Santo, N.H.;30, arr at Kolie Pt, Guadalcanal, B.S.I. and sailed therefr same date;31, enroute to Bougainville, B.S.I."
Nov 1943 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 3rdMar, 3rdMarDiv, FMF, In the Field "1, disemb at Cape Torokina, Bougainville, B.S.I.; 2, Died of wounds recvd in action; Buried in Grave ?, Row ?"

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 Unit Commendation
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
   
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