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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Sergeant
Service Years
1942 - 1945
MOS
6199-Enlisted Aircrew/Aerial Observer/Gunner
Home State
New Mexico

Combat Air Crew
Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Philippines
Location of Interment
Fort Logan National Cemetery - Denver, Colorado
Wall Coordinates
N 38
May 30, 1945
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
For Military Merit And For Wounds Received In Action Resulting In His Death.

Unknown on other medals that may have been awarded.

1946
Navy Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff... More
Description
MARINE AIRCRAFT GROUPS, ZAMBOANGA
MAG 12
MAG 32
MAG 24

"For exceptionally meritorious service and outstanding heroism in support of elements of the EIGHTH Army during operations against enemy Japanese for... 
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1946
Service to 1945
MIA - WWII
MIA - WWII
Rank
Sergeant
MOS
6199-Enlisted Aircrew/Aerial Observer/Gunner
Comments
Comments Pending
1945 - 1945
VMB-611
VMB-611
Rank
Sergeant
MOS
6199-Enlisted Aircrew/Aerial Observer/Gunner
Comments
Comments Pending
1944 - 1945
Combat Action Ribbon
Criteria
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in th... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1945
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Philippine Presidential Unit Citation is a unit decoration of the Republic of the Philippines. It has been awarded to certain units of the United States military for actions both during and subseq... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Philippine Liberation Ribbon
Criteria
The Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded for service in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944, to September 2, 1945. In order to qualify, one of the following provisions must be m... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
Description
On December 15, 1944, landings against minimal resistance were made on the southern beaches of the island of Mindoro, a key location in the planned Lingayen Gulf operations, in support of major landin... More
People You Remember
PBJ-1D MB 7 "Seahorse White 7":
Lt Col George A Sarles, VMB 611 Commanding Officer/pilot;
1st Lt Charl

... More
Memories
On the morning of 30 May 1945, Lt Col Sarles lead a multiple, all-day PBJ-1 sweep of the Kibawe Trai... More
1945 - 1945
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1944
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
Description
The Solomon Islands campaign was a major campaign of the Pacific War of World War II. The campaign began with Japanese landings and occupation of several areas in the British Solomon Islands and Bouga... More
1944 - 1944
MCAS Cherry Point, NC
MCAS Cherry Point, NC
Rank
Corporal
MOS
6199-Enlisted Aircrew/Aerial Observer/Gunner
Comments
Comments Pending
1943 - 1943
Marine Aviation Detachment (MAD) Memphis, TN
Marine Aviation Detachment (MAD) Memphis, TN
Rank
Corporal
MOS
6199-Enlisted Aircrew/Aerial Observer/Gunner
Comments
Comments Pending
1943 - 1943
Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
School
Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
1942
Service from 1942

 
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