Churchill, William, PhM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, PhM-0000, 2nd Combat Engineer Bn
Service Years
1943 - 1945
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Churchill, William (DOC), PO2.
Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Auburn, New York

Date of Passing
Oct 10, 1995
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Dad spent 2 years, 9 months and 11 days in the Navy.  He was what is now referred to as an Independent Duty Corpsman.  He was part of the FMFPAC and according to him, he knew the six men that raised the flag on Iwo Jima.  He reported to boot camp at US Naval Training Station, Sampson near Geneva, NY on January 30, 1943 just 12 days after is 18th birthday.  His formal schooling was at the Porstmouth Naval Hospital, VA and Medical Field Service School, San Diego.

He was assigned to the following units after training:
36th Repln Bn
Repln. Bn. T.C. 5th A.C.
Co."D" 2nd Med. Bn. 2nd Mar. Div. FMF
2nd Sep. Eng. Bn. FMF
USNR, Portland Oregon.

He didn't open up much about his time in the Pacific until he was in his late 60's.  After Mom died we talked a lot about his time in the Navy and I found a new respect for him.

Other Comments:
Dad worked as a Corrections Officer for the the NYSDOC for over 30 years.  He also worked at various part time jobs from time to time.  He loved baseball, especially the New York Mets and he enjoyed bowling.

Dad passed away on 10/28/1995 at the age of 70.  He had heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes and we were lucky to have him for as long as we did. 

If you see obvious mistakes in the battles section, please let me know.  I know now he joined when he was 18. He went to boot camp 12 days after his birthday.   I know he was in Guam, and Iwo Jima.  I'm attempting to get further information on his time in the Navy.
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Recruit Training (Sampson, NY)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Naval Hospital Portsmouth, VAMARFORPAC/FMFPACMarine Logistics Group 1 (MLG-1)2nd Medical Bn
2nd Combat Engineer Bn
  1943-1943, PhM-0000, Naval Hospital Portsmouth, VA
  1943-1944, PhM-0000, MARFORPAC/FMFPAC
  1943-1944, PhM-0000, 2nd Medical Battalion , Marine Logistics Group 1 (MLG-1)
  1943-1944, PhM-0000, 2nd Medical Bn
  1944-1945, PhM-0000, MARFORPAC/FMFPAC
  1944-1945, PhM-0000, 2nd Combat Engineer Bn
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
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