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Full Name:
Raymond Clark Snapp 1
Buried: Missing in Action or Buried at Sea<BR>Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial<BR>Honolulu, Hawaii 1
Death: 20-Nov-43 1
Death Date: 20 Nov 1943 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
State: California 1

World War II 1

Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps 1
Service Number:
322665 1
Purple Heart 1
United States Marine Corps 1

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Marine Killed During World War II Accounted For (Snapp)

By | July 14, 2017


Marine Corps Reserve Cpl. Raymond C. Snapp, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for.

In November 1943, Snapp was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands, in an attempt to secure the island. Over several days of intense fighting at Tarawa, approximately 1,000 Marines and Sailors were killed and more than 2,000 were wounded, but the Japanese were virtually annihilated. Snapp died sometime on the first day of battle, Nov. 20, 1943.

Interment services are pending.

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