Rank and Name, Private First Class Frank Leroy Athon Jr.
Unit/Placed in, 1st Battalion (A-Comp.) 6th Marines, Marine Corps.
Frank is born approx. on 12 Juni 1914 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Father, Frank Athon.
Mother, Ida Athon.
Sister(s), Helen, Katherine and Mary Athon.
Brother(s), Jos P. and Everett Athon.
Spouse, Marcella Athon.
Frank enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 486357.
Frank was KIA inland of Tarawa destroying Japanese Fortifications in a fierce Combat on 22 Nov. 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Frank is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to, https://www.6thmarines.marines.mil/
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com