Ahern, Robert J, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
746-Automatic Rifleman (BAR)
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1942-1943, 746, 1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)/A Co
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Springfield
Last Address
91 Abbe Avenue, Springfield, Massachusetts

Casualty Date
Jan 21, 1943
 
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/Plot Coordinates
Lot 292, Grave 4

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  Navy Presidential Unit Citation - 1942



Name of Award
Navy Presidential Unit Citation

Year Awarded
1942
   
   
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Details Behind Award
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, USMC Citation: "The officers and enlisted men of the First Marine Division, Reinforced, from August 7 to December 9, 1942, demonstrated outstanding gallantry and determination in successfully executing forced landings assaults against a number of strongly defended Japanese positions on Tulagi, Gavutu, Tanambogo, Florida and Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands, completely routing all the enemy forces and seizing a most valuable base and airfield within the enemy zone of operations in the South Pacific Ocean. During the above period this Reinforced Division not only held their important strategic positions despite determined and repeated Japanese naval, air and land attacks, but by a series of offensive operations against strong enemy resistance drove the Japanese from the proximity of the airfield and inflicted great losses on them by land and air attacks. The courage and determination displayed in these operations were of an inspiring order."
For the President,
Frank Knox, Secretary of the Navy
   
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