Theodore Eckhardt Raht, Jr.
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1217 Eberhart Avenue (Swift Spinning Mills), Columbus, GA
|NEXT OF KIN
Parents, Theodore Sr. & Catherine Raht
|DATE OF BIRTH
February 8, 1920
|DATE OF ENLISTMENT
January 8, 1942
|DATE OF LOSS
August 13, 1942
|CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal / Matanikau-Point Cruz
August 14 1943
|CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Corporal Raht served with the R-2 section of the 5th Marine Regiment on Guadalcanal On the night of 12 August 1942, he joined a patrol led by Colonel Frank Goettge, intending to investigate reports of a surrendering Japanese encampment.
The patrol was ambushed, isolated on its beachhead, and all but annihilated. Corporal Raht was one of those who did not return. Initially listed as missing in action, he was declared dead as of 14 August 1943.
|LAST KNOWN RANK
|STATUS OF REMAINS
Observed on Guadalcanal, but not recovered.
Riverdale Cemetery, Columbus, GA
Manila American Cemetery
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