Spencer, Edward A, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
675-Messenger
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 675, 2nd Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (2/24)/F Co
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Worcester
Last Address
297 Hamilton Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Casualty Date
Feb 01, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Marshall Islands
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Location of Interment
Notre Dame Cemetery - Worcester, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Lot 30, Section Saint Theresa

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World War II Fallen
  1944, 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)24th Marine Regiment
  1942-1943, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/10th Recruit Training Bn
  1943-1944, 675, 2nd Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (2/24)/F Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Roi-Namur Island
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 1 Feb 1944, during offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
SPENCER, Edward A., PFC 521/675                            SN: 488087
Born: XX Xxx 1923 Massachusetts
Enlisted USMCR: 25 Nov 1942 (Home of Record: 297 Hamilton Street, Worcester, Massachusetts)
Died: 01 Feb 1944 (KIA, Roi-Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands)
Interred: Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester, MA (Lot 30, Section Saint Theresa)

10th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Nov 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC "25Nov42; 26, jdfr ERD; 25, enl DHS Springfield, Mass."
Dec 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1943 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC "28, to TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC; 28, to Cl III(b), USMCR"
 
Company B, 2nd Separate Battalion, Reinforced, Training Center, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC
Jan 1943 Pvt, Co B, 2ndSepBn, Rein, TC, Camp Lejeune, New River, NC "25Nov42; 29, jdfr 10thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC"
 
Company F, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Apr 1943 Pvt, Co F, 2ndBn, 24thMar, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Jul 1943 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 24thMar, Rein, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "12, Pro temp"
Company F, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Oct 1943 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "1-6, fur"
Jan 1944 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "675; 1-3, at sea, Regtl maneuvers, abd USS ELMORE; 4-10, at MB, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif."
Company F, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1944 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field "675; 11-12, emb on board USS ELMORE at San Diego, Calif.; 13, sailed therefrom.; 13-30, at sea enroute"
Feb 1944 PFC, Co F, 2ndBn, 24thMar, 4thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field "488087; 675; 1, participated in battle of Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands; 1, KIA against the enemy"
 
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
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
   
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