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Alexander, Elbert Bernhard

Rank and Name, Private Elbert Bernhard Alexander.

Unit/Placed in, 2nd Battalion 9th Marine Regiment.

 

Elbert was born on Dec. 25, 1927 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.

 

Father, Frank E. Alexander.

Mother, Etheleen A. (Shelton) Alexander.

Sisters, Frances R. , Eva M. and Jane Alexander.

Brothers, Frank E. and James E. Alexander.

 

Elbert enlisted the Navy in Tennessee with service number # 433730.

 

Elbert B. Alexander was Killed in Action during the Landing/Fights over Bougainville,He was in a L(anding) V(erhicle) T(racked) that was shot by Japanese gunfire near Cape Torokina (Piva/Numa Numa Trail), on Nov. 7, 1944 and he is honored with a Purple Heart,

 

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

 

Thanks to http://www.2ndbattalion9thmarines.org/ 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/

2nd Battalion, 9th Marines
Landig Map Bougainville
His rank Private (no Insignia)