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World War II 1
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Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Corporal 1
Birth:
California 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Corporal 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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PATTERSON, David W. Jr, Cpl 745                SN: 4XXXXX
Born:  XX XXX 19XX
Enlisted: 06 Jul 1942
Died: 27 Nov 1943 (KIA)
Location: Buariki, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands
Interred:
 
6th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, MCB, San Diego, CA
Jul 1942 Pvt (Rec), 6th Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “6, jd fr WRD; 6, enl. DHS, Los Angeles, CA”
Oct 1942 Pvt 521, 6th 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 Cpl 745, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)
Oct 1943 Cpl 745, E Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)
Nov 1943 Cpl 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
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
 

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