Rank and Name, Private First Class Gilbert Douglas Bacon.
Unit/Placed in, 6Th Amphibious Tractor Battalion (Provisional) A-Comp. United States Marine Corps
Gilbert is born approx. on 21 Jan. 1927 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
Father, Frank E. Bacon.
Mother, Anna E. Bacon.
Sister(s), Dorothy M. Bacon.
Gilbert enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 550540.
Gilbert died of his wounds sustained during the Landings, when his LVT got shot on 7 Oct. 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Gilbert is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Thanks to, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GWB7-7BZ
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/