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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Service Years
1944 - 1945
NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Home State
Pennsylvania
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate


Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Pacific
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall Coordinates
Plot N Row 1 Grave 177
Mar 20, 1945
Service to 1945
US Marine Corps (USMC)
US Marine Corps (USMC)
Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
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PhM-Pharmacist's Mate
1944 - 1945
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Pharmacist Mate 3rd Class George Bush was Killed In Action on Iwo Jima on March 20, 1945.
1945
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Devices : FMF Combat Operations
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Pharmacist Mate 3rd Class George Bush was Killed In Action on Iwo Jima on March 20, 1945.
1945
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Devices : FMF Combat Operations
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
George was sent overseas after completion of his medical training serving as a Pharmacist Mate 3rd Class.

George was assigned to the Marine Corps as a medic (the Navy supplied Pharmacist Mates to the... 
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1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1945
Iwo Jima Operation
Description
The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945), or Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japane... More
Memories
George was sent overseas after completion of his medical training serving as a Pharmacist Mate 3rd ... More
1945 - 1945
World War II
Description
Overview of World War II 

World War II killed more people, involved more nations, and cost more money than any other war in history. Altogether, 70 million people served in the armed forces during th
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Memories
PhM3 George Bush
USN WWII KIA

George Bush was born on November 23, 1922. He lived with his family at


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1944 - 1945
MCB Camp Lejuene
MCB Camp Lejuene
Rank
Hospitalman
NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
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PhM-Pharmacist's Mate
1944 - 1944
Recruit Training (Bainbridge, MD), A
School
Recruit Training (Bainbridge, MD)
Company
A
Comments
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1944
Naval Hospital Bainbridge, MD
Naval Hospital Bainbridge, MD
Rank
Hospitalman Apprentice
NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Comments
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PhM-Pharmacist's Mate
1944 - 1944
Combat Action Ribbon
Criteria
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in th... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Devices : FMF Combat Operations
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Pharmacist Mate 3rd Class George Bush was Killed In Action on Iwo Jima on March 20, 1945.
1944
Service from 1944

 
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