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Platoon Sergeant, United States Marine Corps

Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Platoon Sergeant 1
Birth:
01 Aug 1898 1
Lyons, New York 1
Death:
24 Jan 1943 1
Guadalcanal 1
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Full Name:
Chester Thomas O'Brien 1
Birth:
01 Aug 1898 1
Lyons, New York 1
Male 1
Death:
24 Jan 1943 1
Guadalcanal 1
Cause: Killed In Action 1
Burial:
Burial Date: 11 Feb 1949 1
Burial Place: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii 1
Residence:
Place: Lyons, New York 1
From: 01 Aug 1898 1
To: 24 Jul 1917 1
Residence:
Place: Lyons, New York 1
From: 01 Jan 1920 1
To: 19 Jul 1926 1
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Birth:
Mother: Addie 1
Father: John O'Brien 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Platoon Sergeant 1
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Occupation:
Platoon Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps 1
Battle Honors:
Capture & Defense of Guadalcanal: 10 August 1942-8 February 1943 1
Marine Corps Service:
Enlistment: 24 Jul 1917 2
Honorable Discharge: December 1919 2
Rank: Platoon Sergeant 1
Re-Enlistment: 19 Jun 1926 2
Serial Number: 97983 2
Unit (WWI): Marine Detachment, USS Connecticut (BB-18) 2
Unit (WWII): 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division 2
Military Awards:
American Campaign Service Medal: 1942 1
American Defense Service Medal: "Base" clasp 1
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Service Medal: 1 Battle Star 1
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal: Reykjavik, Iceland 1
Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal: Peking, China 1
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal: ~4 Awards 1
Purple Heart: 24 Jan 1943 1
Silver Star: 24 Jan 1943 1
WWI Victory Medal: "Atlantic Fleet" clasp 1
WWII Victory Medal: 7 December 1941 - 31 December 1946 1

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