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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Private 1st Class 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Private 1st Class 1
Casualty Cause:
Hostile, Died of Wounds 1
Casualty Date:
27 Nov 1943 1
Casualty Place:
Kiribati 1
Casualty Reason:
Gun, Small Arms Fire 1

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GIBO, John, PFC 745              SN: 4XXXXX
Born:  XX XXX 19XX NY
Enlisted: 19 Oct 1942
Died: 27 Nov 1943 (DOW)
Location: Buariki, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands
Interred: Buried at sea by US Navy on their authority.
 
5th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, MCB, San Diego, CA
Oct 1942 Pvt (Rec), 5th Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “18, jd fr SRD; 14, enl. DHS, Birmingham, AL”
Dec 1942 Pvt 521, 5th Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA
 
Co B, 13th Replacement Bn, 3rd Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 Pvt 745, Co B, 13th Replacement Bn, 3rd Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 Pvt 745, Co B, 13th Replacement Bn, 3rd Marine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
 
G Co, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1943 Pvt 745, G Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand) ”10, jd fr 13th ReplBn”
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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