Shaffer, Golden H, PFC

Fallen
 
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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, 2nd Bn, 25th Marine Regiment (2/25)/F Co
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Washington Court House
Last Address
Box 83, Lancaster, Ohio

Casualty Date
Jul 10, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Saipan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Washington Cemetery - Washington Court House, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Lot 22

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


 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC)23rd Marine Regiment25th Marine Regiment
  1942-1942, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/10th Recruit Training Bn
  1942-1943, 745, 2nd Bn, 23rd Marine Regiment (2/23)/F Co
  1943-1944, 745, 2nd Bn, 25th Marine Regiment (2/25)/F Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 10 July 1944 during offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Saipan Island, Northern Marianas Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
SHAFFER, Golden H., PFC 521/745/653 (Asst Squad Leader)         SN: 445411
Born: 16 Feb 1918 Washington C.H., Fayette County, Ohio
Enlisted USMC: 18 Aug 1942 (Home of Record: Box 83, Lancaster, Ohio)
Died: 10 Jul 1944 (Killed in Action, Saipan Island, Northern Marianas Islands)
Interred: Washington Cemetery, Washington C.H., Fayette County, OH (Lot 22)
 
Headquarters, Central Recruiting Division, Chicago, IL
Sep 1942 Pvt, Hq, CRD, Chicago, IL "?Sep42; ?, App & jdenl at DHS ; ?, to RD, MB, Parris Island, S.C."
10th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Sep 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC "?Sep42; ?, Jdfr CRD"
Oct 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC "27, qual MM"
 
Company F, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines, Reinforced, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Jan 1943 Pvt, Co F, 2ndBn, 23rdMar, Rein, FMF, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC "1-31, Msm"
Apr 1943 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 23rdMar, Rein, FMF, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC "13, pro; 30, to Co F, 2ndBn, 25thMar, Rein, Post"
 
Company F, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, Reinforced, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Apr 1943 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 25thMar, Rein, FMF, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC "30, jdfr Co F, 2ndBn, 23rdMar, Rein, Post"
Jul 1943 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 25thMar, Rein, FMF, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC "13-18, fur"
Company F, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, 4th Marine Division, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Oct 1943 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 25thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Jan 1944 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 25thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "745; 1-11 at Camp Pendleton"
Company F, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, 4th Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1944 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 25thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands "745; 12, emb aboard USS SUMTER at San Diego, Calif.; 11-12, berthed thereat; 13, sailed therefrom; 13-30, at sea enroute; 31, participated in battle of Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands."
Apr 1944 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 25thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field "653"
Jun 1944 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 25thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, Marianas Islands) "653; 15-30, participated in the battle of Saipan Island, Marianas Islands"
Jul 1944 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 25thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Saipan, Marianas Islands) "445411; 745; 1-9, participated in the battle of Saipan Island, Marianas Islands; 10, KIA against the enemy on Saipan Island, Marianas Islands; GO#20 does not apply; Char Exc; 13, remains interred in Plot #5, Row #4, Grave #973, 4thMarDiv Cemetery, Saipan Island, Marianas Islands"
 
Based on this service record, I believe that we can confidently state that he rates the following awards for WWII:
Purple Heart
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
   
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