William L. Berryman

NAME
William LaVerne Berryman
NICKNAME
MCSN
407909
HOME OF RECORD
Hanover, IL
NEXT OF KIN
Aunt, Mrs. Jennie Craig
DATE OF BIRTH
December 13, 1920
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
June 19, 1942
DATE OF LOSS
November 11, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal
CASUALTY TYPE
Killed in Action
UNIT
K/3/8th Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
On 11 November 1942, the Third Battalion 8th Marines took part in a general attack west of the Matanikau River, part of the offensive to take the village of Kokumbona. The recently-arrived Marines struggled against the heat, jungle growth, and “heavy mortar, sniper, and machine gun fire from their front and left flank.”

Private William L. Berryman was participating in this assault when he was killed by a Japanese machine gun at 0700 hours. His battalion was forced to give up the ground it had gained, and Berryman’s body was not recovered from the field.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private
STATUS OF REMAINS
“Last seen in the vicinity of 67.5-200.4… North Coast Guadalcanal”
MEMORIALS
Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover, IL
Manila American Cemetery

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