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24 Aug 1920 1

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Gilbert Ernest Roberts 1
24 Aug 1920 1

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Dates of Service: November 16, 1943 to September 29, 1944

Duty Status :(Died) Killed in Action

Rank/Grade: PFC

Decorations and Awards: World War II Victory; World War honorable Lapel Button; Purple Heart; Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal; Presidential Unit Citation

Place of Entry: Charlotte, NC

Place of Birth: Columbia, SC

Date of Death: September 29. 1944

Location of Death: Peleliu, Palau Islands

Place of Burial: Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC

Assignments and Geographical Locations:

 13 May, 1944-Serving outside Continental United States this date.

   Signed by James G. Bradley Warrant Officer, US Marine Corps


Embarked on board USS Rochambeau on 13 May, 1944, at San Diego, California, and sailed there from, leaving the continental limits of the United States on 13 May 1944, arrived at Noumea, New Caledonia on 1 June 1944 and disembarked 1 June 1944.

 Signed by John H. Mayer 1st.Lt., USMCR, Troop Adjutant


Embarked on board USS NAOS on 11 June, 1944, at Noumea, New Caledonia and sailed therefrom on 12 June, 1944, arrived at Pavuvu, Russell Islands, B.S.I. on 16 June, 1944 and disembarked 17 June, 1944.

 Signed James G. Bradley Warrant Officer. U.S. Marine Corps, Troop Adjutant


25, August 44, embarked and sailed aboard U.S. Naval craft at Pavuvu Island, Russell Island Group, British Solomon Islands; arrived and boarded USS ORMSBY same day at Banike, Russell Island Group, British Solomon Islands, 25 Aug 44 to 7 Sept 44, aboard USS ORMSBY combat training and landing exercises at Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands. 8 Sept 44, sailed aboard USS ORMBY at Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands; 15 Sept 44 arrived, disembarked and participated in seizure by assault of beachhead at Peleilu Island, Palau Islands.

 Signed by Robert L. Gibson, 1stLt, USMCR, Troop Adj.


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