Albaugh, Daniel S, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 0311, H&S Co, 1st Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (1/27)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Golden Dragon Certificate

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Glendale
Last Address
501 Burchett St.
Glendale

Casualty Date
Mar 20, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Glendale, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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  Navy Cross - 1945



Name of Award
Navy Cross

Year Awarded
1945
   
   
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Details Behind Award
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Private First Class Daniel S. Albaugh (MCSN: 549013), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary heroism as a Browning Automatic Rifleman serving with the First Battalion, Twenty-Seventh Marines, FIFTH Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces during the seizure of Iwo Jima in the Volcano Islands, on 20 March 1945. Gallantly exposing himself to the withering barrage of enemy fire in a voluntary effort to locate the hostile position holding up the advance of his platoon, Private First Class Albaugh fired his rifle with deadly effect, causing the Japanese to disclose a concealed pillbox by their attempt to silence him. Securing a bazooka and six rounds of ammunition, he advanced to a perilous position directly in front of the enemy emplacement from which he fired three successive rounds into the strong point, silencing it completely before he was struck down, mortally wounded. By his cool courage, resourceful initiative and unwavering devotion to duty, Private First Class Albaugh made possible the continued advance of his platoon and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
General Orders: Commander in Chief Pacific Forces: Serial 32447 (April 24, 1945)

Action Date: March 20, 1945

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private First Class

Company: Company A

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 27th Marines

Division: 5th Marine Division
   
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