Agnew, Robert H, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
5593-Musician, Percussion (Drum and Bugle Corps)
Last MOSGroup
Band
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 0311, HQ Bn, 2nd Marine Division/HQ Co
Service Years
1938 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Francisco
Last Address
San Francisco

Casualty Date
Nov 21, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Kiribati
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section H Site 1448

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Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
Start Year
1943
End Year
1943

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 Gilbert Islands, located in what is now the nation of Kiribati. Nearly 6,400 Japanese, Koreans, and Americans died in the fighting, mostly on and around the small island of Betio.

The Battle of Tarawa was the first American offensive in the critical central Pacific region. It was also the first time in the war that the United States faced serious Japanese opposition to an amphibious landing. Previous landings met little or no initial resistance, but this time the 4,500 Japanese defenders were well-supplied and well-prepared, and they fought almost to the last man, exacting a heavy toll on the United States Marine Corps. The US had suffered similar casualties in other campaigns, for example over the six months of the Guadalcanal Campaign, but in this case the losses were incurred within the space of 76 hours.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1943
 
Last Updated:
Oct 24, 2014
   
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Units Participated in Operation

3rd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (3/8)

2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)

3rd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6)

10th Marine Regiment

2nd Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (3/2)

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

2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)/E Co

VMGR-152

2nd Marine Division

 
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  • Anderson, Truitt Allen, PFC, (1942-1943)
  • Andregg, Henry, Cpl, (1942-1943)
  • Andruseasky, Frank Carl, Pvt, (1942-1943)
  • Armstrong, Edward Ray, PFC, (1943-1944)
  • Ary, Clarence Kenneth, CPL, (1941-1943)
  • Athon, Frank Leroy, PFC, (1942-1943)
  • Atkins, George Joseph, PFC, (1942-1943)
  • Ault, Joseph Edwin, PFC, (1942-1943)
  • Avery, Edward Buel, PFC, (1942-1944)
  • Avery, Harvey Ferris, GySgt, (1938-1943)
  • Azerolo, Albert Francis, Cpl, (1942-1943)
  • Bacon, Thomas Carl, PFC, (1942-1943)
  • Ball, William David, Sgt, (1942-1943)
  • Barnhouse, Hamilton Earl, Pvt, (1942-1943)
  • Bayens, John Richard, PFC, (1941-1943)
  • Beck, Louis Bernard, 2ndLt, (1943-1943)
  • Begay, Carlos W, Sr, Cpl, (1943-1946)
  • Belter, Clarence, PFC, (1941-1943)
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