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World War II 1
Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Private 1st Class 1
Birth:
Indiana 1
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Full Name:
Henry Edwards 1
Birth:
Indiana 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Private 1st Class 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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EDWARDS, Henry O, PFC 745                       SN: XXXXXX
Born:  XX XXX 19XX IN
Enlisted: 18 Feb 1942
Died: 27 Nov 1943 (KIA)
Location: Buariki, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands
Interred:
 
3rd Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, MCB, San Diego, CA
Feb 1942 Pvt (Rec), 3rd Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “6, jd fr CRD; 3, enl. DHS, Indianapolis, IN”
Apr 1942 Pvt 521, 3rd Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA "10, qual MM; 18, to 2nd MarDiv, FMF, Post"
 
E Co, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Apr 1942 Pvt 521, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “19, jd fr 3rd RecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA”
Jul 1942 Pvt 745, 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 PFC 745, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, New Caledonia)
Dec 1942 PFC 745, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, New Caledonia)
Jan 1943 PFC 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)
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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