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Platoon Sgt - U.S. Marines Service No. 481781 4th Marine Division Enlisted in California. Killed during WWII during the Iwo Jima invasion - buried at sea. Award

Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Marine Corps 2
Rank:
Platoon Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps 1
Birth:
31 Mar 1923 3
1923 4
Carthage, New York 3
Death:
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii 4
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Full Name:
Herbert Alfred Davison 3
Full Name:
Herbert A Davison 1
Birth:
31 Mar 1923 3
1923 4
Carthage, New York 3
Male 4
Death:
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii 4
Buried: Missing in Action or Buried at Sea<BR>Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial<BR>Honolulu, Hawaii 1
Death: 21-Feb-45 1
Death Date: 21 Feb 1945 1
Memorial Cemetery: Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial 1
Memorial Country: Honolulu, Hawaii 1
Memorial Location: Missing in Action or Buried at Sea 1
Residence:
State: California 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Marine Corps 2
Rank:
Platoon Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps 1
Service End Date:
21 Feb 1945 5
Service Number:
481781 1
Awards:
Purple Heart - Buried at Sea 1
Regiment:
United States Marine Corps 1

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Son of Herbert Nelson Davison & Muriel Green Davison

NEVER MARRIED

MARINE KILLED AT IWO JIMA

DAVISON CASUALTY IN HIS SIXTH INVASION

Mrs. Muriel A. Davison of 2795 Macy Street, has been notified by the war department that her son, Platoon Sgt. Herbert A. Davison of the Marine Corps was killed on Iwo Jima.  Sergeant Davison, 21, was a veteran of seven other Pacific campaigns.

He served with a tank corps in the Fourth Marine division, and was cited by Major-Gen. C.B. Gates, his commanding officer, for "exceptionally meritorious performance of duty as a member of a tank platoon during the invasion and capture of Saipan and Tinian June 15 to Aug 1, 1944."

"Although lacking experience with his weapon under battle conditions," the citation continued, "and with few tools and supplies, he applied himself constantly to his duties and made his weapon a success.  Much of his work was done under the most adverse conditions under fire, in the rain and at night without lights.  His tireless devotion to duty and his ingenuity in making repairs contirubted materially to the annihilation of the enemy."

Sergeant Davison was a verteran of New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, Roi Namur, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima.  His two brothers also are in the service.  One Marine Pfc. Robert A. Davison, was wounded on Saipan and is hospitalized in Hawaii, and the other, Pvt. Clark A. Davison, is stationed with the Army in Louisiana.

Published - The San Bernadino County - April 4, 1945, pg 9

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