Cullen, Wilford J., PhM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, PhM-0000, 5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/5)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
BAKERSFIELD, CA

Casualty Date
Jun 20, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Okinawa
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
 Duty Stations
(HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, Great Lakes, ILProfessional Schools and Courses1st Marine Division5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/5)
  1942-1943, PhM-0000, (HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, Great Lakes, IL
  1943-1943, PhM-0000, Field Medical Service School
  1943-1945, PhM-0000, 1st Marine Division
  1944-1945, PhM-0000, 5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/5)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
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Comments/Citation
                                                  *CULLEN, WILFORD J. (KIA)
                                                                   Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Wilford J. Cullen, Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous devotion to duty while serving as a Medical Corpsman with the First Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces at Okinawa in the Ryukyu Islands, on 18 May 1945. By his courage and efforts in behalf of others at great risk to his own life, Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Cullen undoubtedly saved many lives, and his steadfast devotion to duty throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Bakersfield, California
   
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