Andrew D Johnson

Andrew D Johnson

World War II · US Marine Corps

    JOHNSON, Andrew D., PFC 745                    SN: 4XXXXX
    Born:  06 Jun 1922 TX
    Enlisted: 03 Jul 1942
    Died: 27 Nov 1943 (KIA)
    Location: Buariki, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands
    Interred: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Grave a511

    6th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, MCB, San Diego, CA
    Jul 1942 Pvt (Rec), 6th Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “6, jd fr SRD; 3, enl. DHS, Dallas, TX”
    Sep 1942 Pvt 521, 6th Recruit Bn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA

    G Co, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
    Oct 1942 Pvt 521, G Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, New Caledonia)
    Dec 1942 Pvt 745, G Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Noumea, New Caledonia)
    Jan 1943 Pvt 745, G Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands)
    Apr 1943 Pvt 745, G Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Jul 1943 Pvt 745, G Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Oct 1943 PFC 745, G Co, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Nov 1943 PFC 745, G 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