Ashdown, Gerald R, Pvt

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1943-1943, 745, Co B, 1st Raider Bn
Service Years
1942 - 1943



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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
1276 W. 112th Street, Cleveland, Ohio

Casualty Date
Jul 10, 1943
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
Solomon Islands
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section L, Row 12, Grave 93

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World War II Fallen
  2016, World War II Fallen

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 0000
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris IslandUSMC (United States Marine Corps)I Marine Amphibious Corps (I MAC)1st Raider Bn
  1942-1942, 521, 4th Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1942-1943, 745, 6th Replacement Draft
  1943-1943, 745, I Marine Amphibious Corps (I MAC)
  1943-1943, 745, Co B, 1st Raider Bn
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/New Georgia Group Operation
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 10 Jul 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of Enogai Point on New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands.
ASHDOWN, Gerald R., Pvt 521/522/745(Rifleman)                        SN: 418302
Born:  09 Apr 1923 Columbiana, Ohio
Enlisted USMCR: 20 Jul 1942 (Home of Record: 1276 W. 112th Street, Cleveland, Ohio)
Died: 10 Jul 1943 (KIA, Enogai Point, New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Fort William McKinley Cemetery, Manila, P.I. (Section L, Row 12, Grave 93)
Headquarters, Central Recruiting Division, Chicago, IL
Jul 1942 Pvt, Hq, CRD, Chicago, IL “20Jul42; Jdenl at DHS Cleveland, Ohio and tr to RD, MB, PI, SC”
4th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jul 1942 Pvt, 4thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “20Jul42; 22, jdfr CRD; 20, enl fr RS Cleveland, Oh.; 31, Tr to 10thRecBn, RDep, Post”
Marine Barracks, Naval Air Station, Elizabeth City, NC
Oct 1942 Pvt, MB, NAS, Elizabeth City, NC “26, to TC, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, Calif.”
6th Replacement Battalion, FMF Training Center, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Oct 1942 Pvt, 6thReplBn, FMFTC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “20Jul42; 29, jdfr MB, NAS, Elizabeth City, NC”
Jan 1943 Pvt, 6thReplBn, FMF, In the Field “20Jul42; 27, to CasDet, IMAC”
Casual Detachment, Casual & Replacement Battalion, 1st Marine Amphibious Corps, In the Field
Jan 1943 Pvt, CasDet, Cas&ReplBn, IMAC, In the Field “20Jul42; 27, jdfr 6thReplBn”
Company B, 1st Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 Pvt, Co B, 1stRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) “16-20 and 22-24, on bd APD in conn with spl trng.”
Jul 1943 Pvt, Co B, 1stRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) “20Jul42; 4, emb abd USS KILTY at Guadalcanal, B.S.I. and sailed therefrom same date; 4, underway; 5, landed on enemy territory and participated in action on New Georgia, B.S.I.;  10, KIA at Enogai Point, New Georgia, B.S.I and buried on island; GO#20 does not apply.”
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
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
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