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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Service Years
1942 - 1943
MOS
746-Automatic Rifleman (BAR)
Home State
Massachusetts

USMC Basic Qualification Badge

Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Saint Michael's Cemetery - Springfield, Massachusetts
Wall Coordinates
Lot 292, Grave 4
Jan 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
Service to 1943
1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)/A Co
1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)/A Co
Rank
Private 1st Class
Location
Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field, Guadalcanal - Solomon Islands
MOS
746-Automatic Rifleman (BAR)
Comments
Comments Pending
1942 - 1943
1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)/D Co
1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)/D Co
Rank
Private 1st Class
Location
Company D, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field, Guadalcanal - Solomon Islands
MOS
746-Automatic Rifleman (BAR)
Comments
Comments Pending
1942 - 1942
1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)/D Co
1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)/D Co
Rank
Private 1st Class
Location
Company D, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 3rd Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field, Apia, Upolu - Samoa
MOS
746-Automatic Rifleman (BAR)
Comments
Comments Pending
1942 - 1942
USMC Basic Qualification Badge
Awarded Date
Apr 10, 1942
1942
1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)/D Co
1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)/D Co
Rank
Private
Location
Company D, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 3rd Marine Brigade, Marine Barracks, New River - North Carolina
MOS
521-Basic Marine, Enlisted
Comments
Comments Pending
1942 - 1942
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
Rank
Private
Location
9th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island - South Carolina
MOS
521-Basic Marine, Enlisted
Comments
Comments Pending
1942 - 1942
Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 0000
School
Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
Platoon
0000
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
Died 21 Jan 1943, of wounds received in action during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands.
1942
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
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
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION
to the
FIRST MARINE DIVISION
For service as follows:
Under command of Major General Alexander A. Vandergrift... 
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1942
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
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
Apr 1942, arrived in the Pacific Theater of Operations with the Company D, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 3rd Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field, Apia, Upolu, Western Samoa.
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
Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands
1942
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 - 1942
Service from 1942

 
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