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Athon Jr. , Frank Leroy

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

His unit 1st Battalion (A-Comp) 6th Marines
Tarawa Map
Frank Leroy Anton Jr.
His rank Private First Class