Albaugh, Daniel S, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
Last MOSGroup
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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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
501 Burchett St.

Casualty Date
Mar 20, 1945
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War II
Location of Interment
Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Glendale, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National Registry
  1945, World War II Fallen
  2015, WW II Memorial National Registry

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
1st Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (1/27), 27th Marine Regiment
  1944-1945, 0311, H&S Co, 1st Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (1/27)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The Navy Cross is presented to Daniel S. Albaugh, Private First Class, U.S. 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.

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