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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Sergeant Major
Service Years
1941 - 1974
MOS
9999-Sergeant Major/First Sergeant
Home State
West Virginia


Location
West Virginia
Plot Coordinates
*Plot: Row 26 A
Location of Interment
Twentynine Palms Cemetery - Twentynine Palms, California
Aug 12, 1977
Service to 1974
MCAGCC 29 Palms, CA
MCAGCC 29 Palms, CA
Rank
Sergeant Major
Location
MCB 29 Palms - California
MOS
9999-Sergeant Major/First Sergeant
Comments
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1973 - 1974
Operation Catawba Falls
Description

Operation Catawba Falls was from 18 to 21 Sep 1970, 1st Marine Division operation in Quảng Nam Province near Danang to cover the movement of the 5th Marines from An Hoa to the Vu Gia River Valley.

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1970 - 1970
Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
Description
This campaign was 8 March to 24 December 1965. During this campaign the U.S. objective was to hold off the enemy while gaining time needed to build base camps and logistical facilities. The U.S. also ... More
1965 - 1965
E Btry, 2nd Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (2/11)
E Btry, 2nd Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (2/11)
Rank
Staff Sergeant ("The President's Own")
MOS
4963-Coach
Comments
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1954 - 1954
2nd Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (2/11)
2nd Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (2/11)
Rank
Staff Sergeant
MOS
4963-Coach
Comments
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1953 - 1953
2nd Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (2/11)
2nd Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (2/11)
Rank
Staff Sergeant
MOS
4963-Coach
Comments
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1953 - 1953
Battle of Heartbreak Ridge (Hill 851)
Description
All three of the 2nd Division's infantry regiments participated, with the brunt of the combat borne by the 9th and 23rd Infantry Regiments, along with the attached French Battalion. The attack began o... More
1952 - 1952
Battle of Kapyong
Description
The Battle of Kapyong, also known as the Battle of Jiaping, was fought during the Korean War between United Nations (UN) forces—primarily Australian and Canadian—and the Chinese communist People's Vol... More
1951 - 1951
4th Bn, 10th Marine Regiment (4/10)
4th Bn, 10th Marine Regiment (4/10)
Rank
Corporal
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1946 - 1946
4th Bn, 13th Marine Regiment (4/13), 13th Marine Regiment
4th Bn, 13th Marine Regiment (4/13), 13th Marine Regiment
Rank
Corporal
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1945 - 1945
Bronze Star Medal
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
Rescued a wounded Marine under fire at Iwo Jima.
1945
Bronze Star Medal
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
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1945
Battle of Iwo Jima
Description
The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945), or Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japane... More
1945 - 1945
Battle of Kwajalein Atoll
Description
The Battle of Kwajalein was fought as part of the Pacific campaign of World War II. It took place from 31 January-3 February 1944, on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Employing the hard-learne... More
1944 - 1944
Battle for Saipan
Description

The Battle of Saipan was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands from 15 June–9 July 1944. The Allied invasion fleet embarking the exped

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1944 - 1944
Battle of Tarawa
Description
The Battle of Tarawa (US code name Operation Galvanic) was a battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II, fought from November 20 to November 23, 1943. It took place at the Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbe... More
1943 - 1943
Service from 1941

 
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