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World War II 1
Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Private 1st Class 1
Birth:
09 Feb 1922 1
Kentucky 1
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Full Name:
John Greer 1
Birth:
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Kentucky 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

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GREER, John C., Jr, PFC 745               SN: 431397
Born:  09 Feb 1922 Kentucky
Enlisted: 13 Aug 1942
Died: 27 Nov 1943 (KIA)
Location: Buariki, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands
Interred: Resthaven Cemetery, Keith, KY (Harlan Co)
 
7th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, MCB, San Diego, CA
Aug 1942 Pvt (Rec), 7th Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “18, jd fr SRD; 14, enl. DHS, Birmingham, AL”
Oct 1942 Pvt 521, 7th Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA
Oct 1942 Pvt 521, Motor Transport School, Service Bn, MCB, San Diego, CA
Dec 1942 Pvt 521, Casual Company, FMF, TC, Post (MCB, San Diego)
 
H&S Co, 11th Replacement Bn, 3rd Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Jan 1943 Pvt 745, H&S Co, 11th Replacement Bn, 3rd Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 Pvt 745, H&S Co, 11th Replacement Bn, 3rd Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
 
G Co, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 Pvt 745, G Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand) ”6, jd fr 11th ReplBn”
Jul 1943 Pvt 745, G Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)
Oct 1943 PFC 745, G Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)
Nov 1943 PFC 745, G 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
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
 

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