Robert J. Budd

NAME
Robert Joseph Budd
NICKNAME
Bob
MCSN
340467
HOME OF RECORD
6400 South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY
NEXT OF KIN
Parents, Seeley & Yvonne Budd
DATE OF BIRTH
April 21, 1922
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
January 9, 1942
DATE OF LOSS
August 27, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal
CASUALTY TYPE
KIA
UNIT
C/1/5th Marines
DUTY
BARman
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
On 27 August, Private Budd’s battalion took part in a sweep along the north coast of Guadalcanal, intending to range from the village of Kokumbona back to the Matanikau River. About one mile east of the village, the point company ran into an ambush. Budd’s BAR team was going to their aid when a Japanese machine gunner killed Budd and his assistant, Private Thomas W. Phillips, with a single burst.Budd and Phillips were buried beside the trail and the graves carefully marked, however subsequent searches failed to locate their remains. Today, the site is believed to be on the grounds of Tanagai Marist Church.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private
STATUS OF REMAINS
Buried in the field, not recovered.
Recovery efforts undertaken by family.
MEMORIALS
Tanagai Church, Guadalcanal
Manila American Cemetery

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