Manuel J. Pimentel

NAME
Manuel John Pimentel
NICKNAME
MCSN
275452
HOME OF RECORD
8-A Edwards Street, Boston, MA
NEXT OF KIN
Guardian, Mr. Harold F. Pimentel
DATE OF BIRTH
unknown
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
10/11/1939
DATE OF LOSS
September 24, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal
CASUALTY TYPE
Killed In Action
UNIT
A/1/7th Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Corporal Pimentel’s company was leading a combat patrol along a Japanese roadway on 24 September 1942. As night approached, and the battalion began searching for a suitable bivouac site along a stream in the foothills of Mount Austen, the Japanese sprung an ambush. In the ensuing firefight, ten Marines were killed or mortally wounded.A search party located Corporal Pimentel’s body the following day. He was buried with four of his comrades in a small plot on “Hill Y” in Guadalcanal’s backcountry, 25 September 1942.

Multiple post-war searches of the area failed to locate the graves on Hill Y.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Corporal
STATUS OF REMAINS
Buried in the field.
“Hill Y, Aerial Mosaic Map, Ref. 1-20,000, Grave C”
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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