Ingvard T. Aasvik

NAME
Ingvard Thorvald Aasvik
NICKNAME
MCSN
304819
HOME OF RECORD
23 Randolph Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Caroline M. Olsen
DATE OF BIRTH
~1922
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
March 4, 1941
DATE OF LOSS
October 8, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal / Third Matanikau
CASUALTY TYPE
Killed In Action
UNIT
G/2/5th Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
On 8 October 1942, the Second Battalion, 5th Marines attacked a Japanese salient on the banks of the Matanikau River. Companies E and G were ordered to cross near a creek junction at 0906, but by 1212 both companies had been stopped by heavy machine gun and rifle fire from the opposite bank.

Private Ingvard Aasvik of G/2/5 was shot in the chest during the attack, and died of his wounds near the crossing site. The following day, he was buried near¬†Sergeant George Berwanger¬†at a fork in the river. Neither Marine’s body was found after the war.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private
STATUS OF REMAINS
“Interred at forks of Matanikau River” 10 October 1942
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

Biography:
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Articles and Records:

Excerpt from the muster roll of G/2/5, October 1942.

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