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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Service Years
1942 - 1944
MOS
604-Light Machine Gunner
Home State
Iowa

Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Palau
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Peleliu
Sep 17, 1944
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 1944
A Co, 1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment  (1/1)
A Co, 1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (1/1)
Rank
Private 1st Class
Location
Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field, Peleliu - Palau
MOS
604-Light Machine Gunner
Comments
Comments Pending
1944 - 1944
1st Special Weapons Bn, 1st Marine Division
1st Special Weapons Bn, 1st Marine Division
Rank
Private 1st Class
Location
Battery A, 1st Special Weapons Battalion, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field, New Britain - Solomon Islands
MOS
504-Ammunition Carrier
Comments
Comments Pending
1943 - 1944
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
Killed in Action, 17 Sep 1944 during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Peleliu Island, Palau Islands
1944
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
Combat Action Ribbon Eligibility for the Navy version (Navy-Marine Corps 1969, retroactive from December 7, 1941). Specifically; Dec. 7, 1941 to Apr. 14, 1946 (World War II) an award of only once per ... More
1944
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 President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION
to the
FIRST MARINE DIVISION
for service as follows:
"For extraordinary heroism in action against enemy Japa... 
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1944
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
For first award only, the MCGCM may be awarded, provided conduct requirements are met, to the next of kin in those cases where service member is killed in combat action against an opposing armed force... More
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
Cape Gloucester on New Britain Island, British Solomon Islands.
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
Peleliu Island, Palau Islands
1944
Battle of Cape Gloucester
Description
The Battle of Cape Gloucester (26 December 1943 - 22 April 1944) was a battle in the Pacific theater of World War II, which took place between late December 1943 and April 1944, on the island of New B... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Peleliu
Description
The Battle of Peleliu, codenamed Operation Stalemate II, was fought between the United States and the Empire of Japan in the Pacific Theater of World War II, from September–November 1944 on the island... More
1944 - 1944
Infantry Training Center Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Infantry Training Center Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Rank
Private
Location
Company A, Infantry Battalion, Training Center, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego - California
MOS
604-Light Machine Gunner
Comments
Comments Pending
1943 - 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 - 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
WWII
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
Jun 1943, arrived in the Pacific Theater of Operations with the 4th Replacement Battalion, FMF, In the Field.
1943
Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
School
Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
1942
Service from 1942

 
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