Alden, Hartley W, Cpl

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
736-Tank Crewman
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 736, 4th Tank Bn/Co C, Boise, ID
Service Years
1940 - 1944

Corporal

 
 

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cambridge
Last Address
68 Leonard Street, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Casualty Date
Jun 15, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Saipan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section F, Row 0, Grave 315

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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
  1940, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
Marine Barracks4th Tank Bn
  1940-1940, 521, Marine Barracks Norfolk Naval Shipyard Portsmouth, VA
  1940-1942, 522, Marine Barracks Norfolk Naval Shipyard Portsmouth, VA/Marine Barracks, NAD St. Julians Creek
  1942-1942, 522, Marine Barracks Norfolk Naval Shipyard Portsmouth, VA/1st Guard Co
  1943-1943, 736, 4th Tank Bn/Co A, San Diego, CA
  1943-1944, 736, 4th Tank Bn/Co C, Boise, ID
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Roi-Namur Island
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Died of Wounds received in action, 15 June 1944 during offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Saipan Island, Northern Marianas Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal Hartley W. Alden (MCSN: 287608), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in command of a Reconnaissance Team serving with the Fourth Tank Battalion, Fourth Marine Division, during action against enemy Japanese forces on Saipan, Marianas Islands, 15 June 1944. Courageously leading his men forward in the face of a pounding barrage of enemy mortar, artillery and machine gun fire, Corporal Alden quickly and efficiently made an observation of hostile territory, gathering information of vital importance to our forces before he was mortally wounded by an accurate burst of Japanese fire. By his splendid leadership and unflinching devotion to duty in the face of grave peril, Corporal Alden was an inspiration to his comrades, and his valiant conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
 
   
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