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Abernathy, William F. 'Spike'

Date of birth:
August 26th, 1918 (South Dakota, USA)
Date of death:
December 5th, 1986 (Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA)
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

11.03.1942: WIA at Iwo Jima - Volcano Islands - evacuated by air

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Corporal
Unit:
Company A, 1st Battalion, 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division "The Spearhead", U.S. Marine Corps
Awarded for:
Operation Detachment
For action performed on the island Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands, Japan.
Silver Star Medal (SSM)

Sources

  • Photo: Photos in Photos of Spike Abernathy
  • - Allen, R.E., The First Battalion of the 28th Marines on Iwo Jima A Day-by-Day History, McFarland & Company, Jefferson, North Carolina, USA, 1999

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