Lorenz, Henry, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 0311, A Co, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)
Service Years
1943 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Gary
Last Address
2328 Fillmore Street, Gary, Indiana

Casualty Date
Nov 20, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Kiribati
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section A, Row 0, Grave 308

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
RTR, MCRD SD1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2), 2nd Marine Regiment
  1943-1943, 521, RTR, MCRD SD
  1943-1943, 0311, A Co, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
 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
LORENZ, Henry, PFC 521/745                       SN: 819254
Born:  05 Jul 1924
Enlisted: 04 Mar 1943 (Home of Record: 2328 Fillmore Street, Gary, Indiana)
Died: 20 Nov 1943 (KIA, Betio Islet, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands
Interred: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI (Section A, Row 0, Grave 308)
 
9th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, MCB, San Diego, CA
Mar 1943 Pvt, 9th Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA
Apr 1943 Pvt, 9th Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “12-19, sk, Sk Qtrs, Post”
 
Company A, Infantry Battalion, Training Center, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jul 1943 Pvt, Co A, InfBn, TC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “21, to 24th ReplBn, FMF, Post”
 
24th Replacement Battalion, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 PFC, 24th Replacement Battalion, FMF, In the Field “4Mar43; 21, jd fr Co A, InfBn, TC, Camp Elliott; 22, prom.”
 
Company A, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1943 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field(Wellington, N.Z.)”17, emb on board USS HARRY LEE at Wellington, N.Z.; 17-23, aboard USS HARRY LEE in conn w/ amph trng; 24-31, aboard USS HARRY LEE awaiting orders for trans to design place for d in conn w/ 2dMarDiv Opers.”
Nov 1943 PFC, Co A, 1stBn, 2ndMar, 2ndMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa Atoll, B.G.I.) “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
 
   
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