Claude G. Childers

NAME
Claude Gay Childers
NICKNAME
MCSN
320888
HOME OF RECORD
Route 3, St. Mary’s, WV
NEXT OF KIN
Parents, Sherman & Bessie Childers
DATE OF BIRTH
December 13, 1924
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
January 5, 1942
DATE OF LOSS
September 14, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal
CASUALTY TYPE
Killed in Action
UNIT
A/1/1st Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
On the morning of 14 September 1942, Private Childers participated in a combat patrol up the banks of Guadalcanal’s Lunga River, searching for Japanese troops withdrawing from their unsuccessful assault on Bloody Ridge. At about 1100 hours, the patrol ran into an ambush near a heavily defended Japanese encampment. Three Marines were wounded, and Private Childers was killed in action.

Childers was reported as buried in the field, but the location of his grave was lost in the years following the battle.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private
STATUS OF REMAINS
Buried in the field.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

Biography:
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Articles and Records:

Excerpt from the War Diary of the First Battalion, 1st Marines.

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One Reply to “Claude G. Childers”

  1. Any other information on Claude G. Childers? Anything at all? thanks…

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