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Unit Details

Strength
Schools/Other
Type
Ground Unit
 
Existing/Disbanded
Disbanded
Year
1942 - 1944

Description
1st Raider Battalion (designated on Feb. 16, 1942) was commanded by Lt. Col. Merritt A. Edson.

  • Tulagi, Solomon Islands (Aug. 7|9, 1942)

  • Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands (Aug. 10|Oct. 16, 1942)

  • New Georgia (July 5|Aug. 28, 1943)




Notable Persons
None
 
Reports To
Special Operations Units
 
Active Reporting Unit
None
 
Inactive Reporting Units
 
117 Members Who Served in This Unit


 

  • Bagwell, Earl Charles, PFC, (1942-1944)
  • Baldiga, Walter Edward, PFC, (1942-1943)
  • Barker, Milton, Cpl, (1943-1951)
  • Batts, James Howard, Cpl, (1942-1944)
  • Blanchette, Alberic Maurice, Pvt, (1942-1943)
  • Bowers, Vernon, GySgt, (1939-1955)
  • Carpenter, Ralph Gilbert, PFC, (1941-1943)
  • Coffey, Donald James, PFC, (1942-1942)
  • Cracco, Salvatore Anthony, PFC, (1940-1942)
  • Davies, James Lawrence, PFC, (1943-1944)
  • Frink, Leslie Victor, Pvt, (1942-1942)
  • Gawel, John M, Cpl, (1942-1946)
 

 Image
  World War II Victory Medal - 1945
 



Name of Award
World War II Victory Medal
Year Awarded
1945

Details behind Award:
Under the provisions of ALNAV #353-45, dated 22 October 1945, the battalion is eligible for the World War II Victory Medal and is authorized to display the World War II Victory Streamer on the battalion colors, by reason of having served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps, Navy or Coast Guard, at any time during the period beginning 7 December 1941 and ending with a future date.
Last Updated:
Oct 13, 2017
 
 
 
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