Caron, Joseph L W, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
800-Camoufleur (Engr)
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 800, 3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27)/I Co
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Private 1st Class

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Maine
Maine
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Augusta
Last Address
144 Lincoln Street, Lewiston, Maine

Casualty Date
Feb 28, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Saint Peter's Cemetery - Lewiston, Maine
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Basic Parachutist

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC)Marine Barracks2nd Engineer Bn1st Parachute Regiment
27th Marine Regiment
  1942-1942, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/10th Recruit Training Bn
  1942-1942, 522, Marine Barracks Norfolk Naval Shipyard Portsmouth, VA/1st Guard Co
  1942-1942, 800, 2nd Engineer Bn
  1942-1944, 9962, 1st Parachute Regiment/2nd Parachute Bn
  1944-1945, 800, 3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27)/I Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Vella Lavella
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Raid on Choiseul
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 28 Feb 1945, during offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Iwo Jima Island, Bonin "Volcano" Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
CARON, Joseph L.W., PFC, 521/800              SN: 350381
Born: 11 Apr 1922 Lewiston, Maine
Enlisted USMCR: 12 Jan 1942 (Home of Record: 144 Lincoln Street, Lewiston, Maine)
Died: 28 Feb 1945 (KIA, Iwo Jima Island, Bonin "Volcano" Islands)
Interred: Saint Peter's Cemetery, Lewiston, ME (Section , Site )
 
10th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Islands, SC
Jan 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC "12Jan42; 14, Jdenl fr ERD, Augusta, Maine"
 
1st Guard Company, Marine Barracks, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
Apr 1942 Pvt, 1stGdCo, MB, NNYd, Portsmouth, VA
 
H&S Company, 2nd Engineer Battalion, Division Special Troops, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jul 1942 Pvt, H&S Co, 2ndEngrBn, 2ndMarDiv, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA "1-10, Camoufluer; 11, to temp d with 2dMarDiv Camouflage School, 20th Century Fox Studios, Los Angeles, Calif.; 11-31, on temp d with 2dMrDiv Camouflage School"
 
Parachute Training School, Camp Gillespie, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Oct 1942 PFC, ParaTrngSch, Camp Gillespie, MCB, San Diego, CA "1-9, stud para; 10, pro (temp); 10, desig Para; 10-13, Para;  13, to 2dMarDiv, Camp Elliott, San Diego, Calif."
 
HQ Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion, Division Special Troops, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Oct 1942 PFC, HqCo, 2ndParaBn, DivSplTrs, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA "12Jan42; 13, jdfr Co A, ParaTrngS, Camp Gillespie; San Calif.; Para"
HQ Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion, Division Special Troops, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1942 PFC, HqCo, 2ndParaBn, DivSplTrs, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, At Sea "19, emb on bd SS MORMACPORT at San Diego, Calif.; 20, sailed; 21-31, enroute to Wellington, N.Z."
HQ Company, 2nd Marine Parachute Battalion, Corps Troops, 1st MAC, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 PFC, HqCo, 2ndParaBn, Corps Troops, 1stMAC, FMF, In the Field "Para"
2nd Marine Parachute Battalion, 1st Marine Parachute Regiment, 1st MAC, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 PFC, HqCo, 2ndParaBn, 1stMarParReg, 1stMAC, FMF, In the Field "Para"
Jul 1943 PFC, HqCo, 2ndParaBn, 1stMarParReg, 1stMAC, FMF, In the Field "Para"
Oct 1943 PFC, HqCo, 2ndParaBn, 1stMarParReg, 1stMAC, FMF, In the Field (Choiseul, B.S.I.) "Para; 1, arr & disemb at Vella LaVella, B.S.I.; 27, emb abd APD vessels at Vella LaVella, B.S.I.; 27, arr and disemb at Choiseul, B.S.I.; 27-31, participated in raid of Choiseul, B.S.I."
Jan 1944 PFC, HqCo, 2ndParaBn, 1stMarParReg, 1stMAC, FMF, In the Field "2, Emb abd LCV's at Vella LaVella, B.S.I. and sailed therefrom; 3, arr & disemb at Guadalcanal, B.S.I.; 17, emb abd SS METEOR at Guadalcanal, B.S.I.; 18, sailed therefrom; 19-31, at sea, enroute to San Diego, Calif."
 
Company I, 3rd Battalion, 27th Marines, 5th Marine Division, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Apr 1944 Pvt, Co I, 3rdBn, 27thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "800"
Jul 1944 PFC, Co I, 3rdBn, 27thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "800"
Company I, 3rd Battalion, 27th Marines, 5th Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1944 PFC, Co I, 3rdBn, 27thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field "800"
Jan 1945 PFC, Co I, 3rdBn, 27thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field "800"
Feb 1945 PFC, Co I, 3rdBn, 27thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Iwo Jima, Volcano Is.) "800; 28, KIA"
 
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 Campaign Medal
American Defense Service Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-3 stars
World War II Victory Medal
Basic Parachutist Badge
   
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