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World War II 1
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Marine Corps 1
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Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Private 1st Class 1
Casualty Cause:
Hostile, Died 1
Casualty Date:
27 Nov 1943 1
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Kiribati 1
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DEHRING, Roger W, PFC 745             SN: 462369
Born:  25 Feb 1922 Sturtevant, WI
Enlisted: 20 Jun 1942
Died: 27 Nov 1943 (KIA)
Location: Buariki, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands
Interred: West Lawn Memorial Park, Mt Pleasent, WI (Racine County)
 
3rd Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, MCB, San Diego, CA
Jun 1942 Pvt (Rec), 3rd Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “18, jd fr SRD; 14, enl. DHS, Birmingham, AL”
Jul 1942 Pvt 521, 3rd Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA
 
Oct 1942 Pvt 521, H&S Co, 6th Marine Reg, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field “17, jd fr Co E, 2nd Bn, 6th Mar, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA, 17-31, joined for transportation”
 
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)
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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