James D. Rougeaux

NAME
James Dennis Rougeaux
NICKNAME
Jimmie
SERVICE NUMBER
399194
HOME OF RECORD
Basile, LA
NEXT OF KIN
Parents, Luma & Cora Rougeaux
DATE OF BIRTH
unknown
ENTERED SERVICE
June 18, 1942
DATE OF LOSS
November 25, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal
CASUALTY TYPE
Killed In Action
UNIT
C/1/8th Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
On 24 November 1942, with their attack to the west stymied by strong Japanese defenses, the 8th Marines maintained defensive positions and began sending out combat patrols. Firefights developed along the lines as Marine units tried to find routes past the numerous Japanese machine guns.Private James Rougeaux of C/1/8th Marines was killed in action on one of these patrols. His body was reportedly buried in the field, but was not located by later searches.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private
STATUS OF REMAINS
Buried in the field.
MEMORIALS
American Legion “James Rougeau” Post 261, Basile, LA
Manila American Cemetery

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