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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Corporal
Service Years
1940 - 1943
MOS
0311-Rifleman
Home State
Oklahoma

Rifle Sharpshooter (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Kiribati
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall Coordinates
MIA
Nov 20, 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
B Co, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)
B Co, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)
Rank
Corporal
Location
Company B, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field - New Zealand
MOS
0311-Rifleman
Comments
Comments Pending
1943 - 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
Killed in Action, 20 Nov 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Betio Islet, 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
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
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
MCAS  Kaneohe, HI
MCAS Kaneohe, HI
Rank
Corporal
Location
Marine Barracks, NAS, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu - Hawaii
MOS
528-Hydraulics Mechanic
Comments
Comments Pending
1941 - 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
A Company, Navy Yard, Marine Barracks Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI
A Company, Navy Yard, Marine Barracks Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI
Rank
Private
Location
Company A, Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, Oahu - Hawaii
MOS
528-Hydraulics Mechanic
Comments
Comments Pending
1940 - 1941
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
Awarded for active duty served during the period 08 Sep 1939 to 07 Dec 1941.
1941
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
In the Pacific Theater of Operations on 7 Dec 1941.
1941
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
1941
World War II/American Theater
Description
Defense of American Interests and American property and territories.
1941 - 1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor
Description
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (Dece... More
1941 - 1941
Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA
Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA
Rank
Private
Location
Hq&Hq Company, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego - California
MOS
521-Other duty (PFC/Private)
Comments
Comments Pending
1940 - 1940
Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
School
Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
1940
Service from 1940

 
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