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Ahrens, Edward Swift

Rank and Name, Pvt Edward Swift Ahrens.

Unit/placed in, First Battalion, 2nd Marines Regiment , United States Marine Corps.

 

Edward was born  on Oct. 2, 1924 Montebello, in Los Angeles County,California.

 

Father, Charles A. Ahrens.

Mother, Christina H. (Tripp) Ahrens.

Sisters, Elsie G. and Helen D. Ahrens.  

Brother, Charles A. Ahrens Jr.

 

Edward entered  the Service from California with service-number # 335654.

 

Edward was KIA during the Battle for Guadacanal, Solomons Islands, when the PY-boat towed the Higgins-boat (landincraft-LCVP) increased his speed and the hull split, on Oct. 9, 1942,  he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbom, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Edward is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_Battalion,_2nd_Marines Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

First Battalion, 2nd Marines
Edward S. Ahrens
His rank Private (no insignia for Pvt)