Walter W. Meyer

NAME
Walter William Meyer
NICKNAME
MCSN
263395
HOME OF RECORD
241 7th Street, Colton, CA
NEXT OF KIN
Father, Mr. William J. Meyer
DATE OF BIRTH
October 1, 1922
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
November 5, 1940
DATE OF LOSS
April 24, 1942
REGION
Philippines
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Corregidor
CASUALTY TYPE
KIA
UNIT
D/1/4th Marines*
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Corporal Meyer was killed in action on Corregidor, 24 April 1942.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Corporal
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

* Note: Some casualty lists show Corporal Meyer as a member of Third Battalion, 4th Marines. However, his death was reported on the muster roll of Company D, First Battalion, 4th Marines in April 1942.

Biography:
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Articles and Records:


Entries from the handwritten operations log of the 4th Marine Regiment, maintained by SSgt. Thomas R. Hicks.
Of the casualties listed for April 24, all but PFC Irving Holmes were members of D/1/4.
Myers, Morrill, and Greer were buried in the Station Cemetery at Fort Mills – Plot C, Row 5, Graves 7 through 9.
Meyer, Putnam, and Fain were listed as “missing in action.”

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