Alexander, Robert F, Cpl

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
1831-Armored Amphibian Crewman
Last MOSGroup
Tank / Amphibious Tractor
Primary Unit
1943-1945, 1831, 3rd Amphibian Tractor Bn
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Golden Dragon Certificate

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Springfield
Last Address
Rt. 2
Springfield

Casualty Date
Feb 19, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon


 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartWorld War II FallenWW II Memorial National Registry
  1945, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified]
  1945, World War II Fallen
  2015, WW II Memorial National Registry

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  Navy Presidential Unit Citation - 1945



Name of Award
Navy Presidential Unit Citation

Year Awarded
1945
   
   
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Details Behind Award
THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION to
Assault Troops of the Fifth Amphibious Corps, Reinforced
United States Fleet Marine Force
for service as set forth in the following
CITATION:
"For extraordinary heroism in action during the seizure of enemy Japanese-held Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands,
February 19 to 28, 1945. Landing against resistance which rapidly increased in fury as the Japanese
pounded the beaches with artillery, rocket and mortar fire, the Assault Troops of the FIFTH Amphibious
Corps inched ahead through shifting black volcanic sands, over heavily mined terrain, toward a garrison
of jagged cliffs, pillboxes and blockhouses commanding all approaches. Often driven back with terrific
losses in fierce hand-to-hand combat, the Assault Troops repeatedly hurled back the enemy's counterattacks
to regain and hold lost positions, and continued the unrelenting drive to high ground and Motoyama
Airfield No.1, captured by the end of the second day. By their individual acts of heroism and their
unfailing teamwork, these gallant officers and men fought against their own battle-fatigue and shock
to advance in the face of the enemy's fanatical resistance; they charged each strongpoint, one by one,
blasting out the hidden Japanese troops or sealing them in; within four days they had occupied the southern
part of Motoyama Airfield No. 2; simultaneously they stormed the steep slopes of Mount Suribachi to
raise the United States Flag; and they seized the strongly defended hills to silence guns commanding
the beaches and insure the conquest of Iwo Jima, a vital inner defense of the Japanese Empire."
For the President,
John L. Sullivan
Secretary of the Navy
   
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