John A. Harley

NAME
John Albert Harley
NICKNAME
SERVICE NUMBER
2835446
HOME OF RECORD
424 East Burcyrus Street, Crestline, OH
NEXT OF KIN
Father, Mr. Clarence Harley
DATE OF BIRTH
May 15, 1922
ENTERED SERVICE
April 28, 1941
DATE OF LOSS
December 27, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal
CASUALTY TYPE
Killed In Action
UNIT
HQ/2/2nd Marines
DUTY
Corpsman
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
On 27 December 1942, the Second Battalion, 2nd Marines sent out a trio of platoon-sized combat patrols to scout Japanese positions along the north coast of Guadalcanal. First contact was made within fifteen minutes, and a “desultory” firefight escalated into a “very sharp skirmish” by the early afternoon. When orders came to withdraw, however, many of the Marine dead were left behind.

Pharmacist’s Mate John A. Harley, a corpsman attached to one of the rifle companies, was killed during the operation. His body could not be recovered from the field.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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