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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Service Years
1942 - 1943
MOS
0311-Rifleman
Home State
Kentucky


Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Kiribati
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Resthaven Cemetery - Keith, Kentucky
Nov 27, 1943
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Under the provisions of ALNAV #353-45, dated 22 October 1945, you are eligible for the World War II Victory Medal and are authorized to wear the World War II Victory Ribbon, by reason of having served... More
1945
Service to 1943
2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/Golf Co
2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/Golf Co
Rank
Private 1st Class
Location
Company G, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field, Tarawa Atoll - Kiribati
MOS
745-Rifleman
Comments
Comments Pending
1943 - 1943
3rd MEB/3rd Provisional Marine Brigade
3rd MEB/3rd Provisional Marine Brigade
Rank
Private
Location
H&S Co, 11th Replacement Bn, 3rd Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field, Tutuila - American Samoa
MOS
345-Truck Driver, Light or Chaffeur
Comments
Comments Pending
1943 - 1943
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
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
Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands
1943
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
1943
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
WASHINGTON
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION to the
SECOND MARINE DIVISION (REINFORCED)

consisting of Division Headq... 
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1943
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
1943
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
KIA 27 Nov 1943, Buariki, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands
1943
World War II
Description
Overview of World War II 

World War II killed more people, involved more nations, and cost more money than any other war in history. Altogether, 70 million people served in the armed forces during th
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1941 - 1943
RTR, MCRD SD
RTR, MCRD SD
Rank
Private
Location
7th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego - California
MOS
521-Basic Marine, Enlisted
Comments
Comments Pending
1942 - 1942
Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
School
Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
1942
Service from 1942
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
1942

 
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