Blackburn, Mayo, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
737-Rifle NCO
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 737, 1st Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (1/22)/A Company
Service Years
1942 - 1944

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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Huddy
Last Address
Huddy, Kentucky

Casualty Date
Jul 25, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Guam
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
n/a

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Sharpshooter (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC)Marine Barracks22nd Marine Regiment
  1942-1942, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/10th Recruit Training Bn
  1942-1943, 746, Marine Barracks Quantico, VA
  1943-1944, 737, 1st Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (1/22)/A Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Guam (1944)
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Eniwetok Atoll
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 25 Jul 1944, during offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Guam Island, Marianas Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
BLACKBURN, Mayo, PFC 521/522/746/653                SN: 405782
Born: 19 Aug 1922 Huddy, Kentucky
Enlisted: 03 Jul 1942 (Home of Record: Huddy, Kentucky)
Died: 25 Jul 1944 (DOW, Guam Island, Marianas Islands)
Interred: Blackburn Cemetery, Coeburn Point Rd, Huddy, KY 41535 (Section , Lot )
 
Headquarters, Eastern Recruiting Division, Philadelphia, PA
Jul 1942 Pvt, Hq, ERD, Philadelphia, PA "3Jul42; 3, Acc & Enl at DHS Charleston, W.Va.; to MB, Parris Island, S.C."
10th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jul 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC "3Jul42; 5, jdfr ERD, 3, enl DHS New York, NY"
Sep 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC " ?, to MB, Quantico, Va."
 
15th Provisional Marine Company, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Oct 1942 PFC, 15thProvMarCo, MB, Quantico, VA "1, pro"
Jan 1943 PFC, 15thProvMarCo, MB, Quantico, VA
Apr 1943 PFC, 15thProvMarCo, MB, Quantico, VA
 
21st Replacement Battalion, Training Center, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Jul 1943 PFC, 21stReplBn, TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC "5, to 25thReplBn, Camp Lejeune"
25th Replacement Battalion, Training Center, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Jul 1943 PFC, 25thReplBn, TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC "3Jul42; 14, jdfr 21stReplBn, Post; 6-14, fur"
25th Replacement Battalion, FMF, San Diego Area, Camp Linda Vista, CA
Oct 1943 PFC, 25thReplBn, FMF, SDA, Camp Linda Vista, CA "1-5, sk Fld Hosp"
 
Company A, 1st Battalion, 22nd Marines (Reinforced), FMF, 5th Amphibious Corps, In the Field
Jan 1944 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 22ndMar(Rein), FMF, 5thAC, In the Field "746"
Company A, 1st Battalion, 22nd Marines (Rein), 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1944 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 22ndMar(Rein), 1stProvMarBrig, FMF, In the Field "746; 1-4, Garrison troops, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands; 5, emb abd USS WARREN; 7, sailed; 13, arr & disemb at Guadalcanal, B.S.I."
Company A, 1st Battalion, 22nd Marines (Rein), 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1944 Cpl, Co A, 1stBn, 22ndMar(Rein), 1stProvMarBrig, FMF, In the Field "405782; 653; 21-25, participated in the battle of Guam, M.I.; 25, Killed in action against the enemy on Guam, M.I.; Not due to own misconduct; 25, remains interred in Grave 15, Row 2, Plot C, ANM Cemetery #2, Guam, M.I."
 
Based on this service record, I believe that we can confidently state that he rates the following awards for WWII:
Silver Star Medal
Purple Heart Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Unit Commendation
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
Rifle Sharpshooter Badge
Marine Corps Weapons Qualification Badge
   
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