Reichel, Maurice F, 1stLt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 0302, E Co, 2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)
Service Years
1942 - 1943

First Lieutenant

 
 

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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Shawano
Last Address
704 1st Avenue E., Cullman, Alabama

Casualty Date
Nov 20, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Kiribati
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 12, Site 6172

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World War II Fallen
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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Officer Candidate School (Quantico, VA), F/12
 Unit Assignments
2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2), 2nd Marine Regiment
  1943-1943, 0302, E Co, 2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
 Colleges Attended
University of Alabama
  1936-1940, University of Alabama
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 20 Nov 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Betio Islet, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
REICHEL, Maurice F., 1stLt 1542 (Inf Officer)           SN: O16249
Born: 23 Apr 1918 Shawano County, Wisconsin
Enlisted USMCR: 12 Nov 1942 (Home of Record: 704 1st Avenue E., Cullman, Alabama)
Killed in Action: 20 Nov 1943 (Betio Islet, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands)
Interred: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, VA (Section 12, Site 6172)
 
Platoon Leaders Unit, 8th Reserve District, Marine Barracks, NAS, Pensacola, FL
Jul 1942 PFC, PLU, 8thResDist, MB, NAS, Pensacola, FL
Company F (12th Candidates Class), Marine Corps Schools, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Oct 1942 PFC, Co F (12th Cand Cl), MCS, MB, Quantico, VA "22, qual MM"
Reserve Officers Class, Marine Corps Schools, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Jan 1943 2dLt, ROC, MCS, MB, Quantico, VA "1-19, act d under instn; 20, to FMF, MB, Camp Elliott, San Diego, Calif."
 
11th Replacement Battalion, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 2dLt, 11thReplBn, FMF, In the Field "1-5, Bn O; 6, to 2dMar, 2dMarDiv, FMF, Wellington, N.Z."
 
Company E, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 2dLt, Co E, 2ndBn, 2ndMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, N.Z.) "6, Jdfr 11thReplBn; 6-30, Co O"
Jul 1943 2dLt, Co E, 2ndBn, 2ndMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, N.Z.) "Co O"
Oct 1943 1stLt, Co E, 2ndBn, 2ndMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand) "Co ExecO; 24, acc temp appt as 1stLt, to rank fr 30Sep43; 17, emb on board USS ZEILIN at Wellington N.Z.; 17-23 aboard USS ZEILIN in Wellington, Hawkes Bay area in conn with amph manuevers; 24-31, aboard USS ZEILIN awaiting orders for transportation to designated area for 2dMarDiv operations."
Nov 1943 1stLt, Co E, 2ndBn, 2ndMarines, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa, Gilbert Islands) "Co ExecO; 20, KIA"
 
Based on this service record, I believe that we can confidently state that he rates the following awards for WWII:
Purple Heart Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
Rifle Marksman Badge
 
   
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