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World War II 1
Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Private 1st Class 1
Birth:
20 Aug 1923 1
Illinois 1
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Full Name:
Robert Johnston 1
Birth:
20 Aug 1923 1
Illinois 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Private 1st Class 1
Service Start Date:
1942 1
Service End Date:
1943 1
Casualty Cause:
Hostile, Died 1
Casualty Date:
27 Nov 1943 1
Casualty Place:
Kiribati 1
Casualty Reason:
Gun, Small Arms Fire 1
Wall Coordinates:
Grave B499 1

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JOHNSTON, Robert E, PFC 745                     SN: XXXXXX
Born:  20 Aug 1923 Chicago, Illinois
Enlisted: 02 Jun 1942
Died: 27 Nov 1943 (KIA)
Location: Buariki, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands
Interred: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Grave B499
 
2nd Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, MCB, San Diego, CA
Jun 1942 Pvt (Rec), 2nd Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA
Jul 1942 Pvt 521, 2nd Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA "17, qual "SS"; 25, to 2nd MarDiv"
 
E Co, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Aug 1942 Pvt 521, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
 
E Co, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1942 Pvt 521, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, New Caledonia)
Dec 1942 Pvt 745, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, New Caledonia)
Jan 1943 Pvt 745, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands)
Apr 1943 PFC 745, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand) “ 26,prom to PFC”
Jul 1943 PFC 745, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)
Oct 1943 PFC 745, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)
Nov 1943 PFC 745, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands)
 
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-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
 

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