Rank and Name, Private First Class George Joseph Atkins.
Unit/Placed in, 3rd Battalion (M-Comp), 2nd Marines, United States Marine Corps.
George is born approx. on 6 Dec. 1919 in Chicago, Illinois.
Father, Samuel M. Atkins.
Mother, Alphosine M. (LaLonde) Atkins.
Sister(s), Mary A. Atkins.
Brother(s), Thomas L. Atkins.
George enlisted the service in District of Columbia with service number # 481561.
George was KIA on Red Beach 1 during the amphibious landings at Tarawa Atoll on 20 Nov. 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Corps, Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
George is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, West Branch, Ogemaw County, Michigan, USA.
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