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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Sergeant
Service Years
1942 - 1945
MOS
0311-Rifleman
Home State
California

Basic Parachutist
Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall Coordinates
SECTION J SITE 767
Feb 22, 1945
Service to 1945
E Co, 2nd Bn, 26th Marine Regiment (2/26)
E Co, 2nd Bn, 26th Marine Regiment (2/26)
Rank
Sergeant
Location
Company E, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines, 5th Marine Division, FMF, In the Field, Iwo Jima - Japan
MOS
653-Machine Gun Squad Leader
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
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION to
Assault Troops of the Fifth Amphibious Corps, Reinforced
United States Fleet Ma... 
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1945
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted members in the Regular Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve to recognize good behavior and faithful service in the U.S. ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
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
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
Iwo Jima, Bonin (Volcano) Islands
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
3rd Parachute Bn, 1st Parachute Regiment
3rd Parachute Bn, 1st Parachute Regiment
Rank
Corporal
MOS
0323-Reconnaissance Man, Parachutist Qualified
Comments
Comments Pending
1942 - 1943
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
Bougainville Island, British Solomon Islands
1943
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
Mar 1943, arrived in the Pacific Theater of Operations with the Hq Company, 3rd Marine Parachute Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field.
1943
Battle of Bougainville
Description
After New Georgia, the next major operation was an invasion of the island of Bougainville, which was approached by landings at Mono and Stirling in the Treasury Islands on October 25-27, 1943. A Marin... More
1943 - 1943
(Army) Basic Airborne School
(Army) Basic Airborne School
Rank
Private 1st Class
Location
Company A, Parachute Training School, Camp Gillespie, Marine Corps Base, San Diego - California
MOS
0323-Reconnaissance Man, Parachutist Qualified
Comments
Comments Pending
1942 - 1942
Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
School
Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
1942
Service from 1942
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
Comments Pending
0
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
0

 
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