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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Service Years
1938 - 1943
MOS
5593-Musician, Percussion (Drum and Bugle Corps)
Home State
California

Rifle Sharpshooter (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Kiribati
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall Coordinates
Section H Site 1448
Nov 21, 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
Silver Star Medal
Criteria
The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, is cited for gallantry in action, against an enemy of the United States whil... More
Comments
For actions 20-21 Nov 1943, on Betio, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands
1944
Service to 1943
HQ Bn, 2nd Marine Division/HQ Co
HQ Bn, 2nd Marine Division/HQ Co
Rank
Private 1st Class
Location
Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands - Japan
MOS
0311-Rifleman
Comments
Comments Pending
1943 - 1943
2nd Marine Regiment/HQ Co
2nd Marine Regiment/HQ Co
Rank
Private 1st Class
Location
2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field
MOS
5593-Musician, Percussion (Drum and Bugle Corps)
Comments
Comments Pending
1942 - 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, 21 Nov 1943, Betio, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands
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
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
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
Guadalcanal, 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
Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands
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
Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
Description
The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by Allied forces, was a military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and a... More
1942 - 1943
Rifle Sharpshooter (Pre 1959)
Awarded Date
Jul 17, 1942
1942
USMC Basic Qualification Badge
Awarded Date
Jul 17, 1942
1942
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
Guadalcanal with 1st MarDiv
1942
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
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
Oct 1942, arrived in Theatre
1942
American Defense Service Medal
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... More
Description
Description Pending
1941
Service from 1938

 
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