Young, Howard, SSgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
3372-Cook
Last MOSGroup
Food Specialist
Primary Unit
1953-1958, 7257, MCAS Beaufort, SC
Service Years
1938 - 1958
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Iwo Jima Certificate

Staff Sergeant

 
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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1907
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Rockford
Last Address
Rockford, Washington

Date of Passing
Jun 22, 2005
 
Location of Interment
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 Military Association Memberships
United States Marine Raiders AssociationMarine Air Traffic Control Association (MATCA)
  2011, United States Marine Raiders Association [Verified]
  2011, Marine Air Traffic Control Association (MATCA) [Verified]


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Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
Start Year
1942
End Year
1942

Description

The Battle of Tulagi and Gavutu–Tanambogo was a land battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, between the forces of the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied (mainly United States (U.S.) Marine) ground forces. It took place from 7–9 August 1942 on the Solomon Islands, during the initial Allied landings in the Guadalcanal campaign.

In the battle, U.S. Marines, under the overall command of U.S. Major General Alexander Vandegrift, successfully landed and captured the islands of Tulagi, Gavutu, and Tanambogo among which the Japanese Navy had constructed a naval and seaplane base. The landings were fiercely resisted by the Japanese Navy troops who, outnumbered and outgunned by the Allied forces, fought and died almost to the last man.

At the same time that the landings on Tulagi and Gavutu–Tanambogo were taking place, Allied troops were also landing on nearby Guadalcanal, with the objective of capturing an airfield under construction by Japanese forces. In contrast to the intense fighting on Tulagi and Gavutu, the landings on Guadalcanal were essentially unopposed. The landings on both Tulagi and Guadalcanal initiated the six-month long Guadalcanal campaign and a series of combined-arms battles between Allied and Japanese forces in the Solomon Islands area.

 

   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1942
To Year
1942
 
Last Updated:
Oct 4, 2011
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (2/1)

1st Raider Bn

1st Parachute Regiment/1st Parachute Bn

USS PRESIDENT JACKSON (T-AP-18)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  920 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adams, Ben, Pvt, (1942-1946)
  • Ahrens, Edward Swift, Pvt, (1941-1942)
  • Anderson, Emmett L, TSgt (Grade 2), (1941-1942)
  • Bagosy, Joseph, PFC, (1942-1945)
  • Benson, George Young, PFC, (1941-1942)
  • Berwanger, George Michael J., Sgt, (1935-1942)
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