Alfred Schuler

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NAME
Alfred Schuler
NICKNAME
Fred
NSN
6640028
HOME OF RECORD
532 West Grape Street, San Diego, CA
NEXT OF KIN
Wife, Mrs. Marie E. Schuler
DATE OF BIRTH
October 16, 1918
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
April 21, 1941
DATE OF LOSS
November 10, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal
CASUALTY TYPE
Killed in Action
UNIT
HQ/1/2nd Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
At 0600 on 10 November 1942, the First Battalion, 2nd Marines began advancing west from the positions they held around Point Cruz. At the crest of a grassy ridge, the assault companies came under intense enemy fire that stalled, then thwarted the advance.

“They sure had our number,” wrote a member of A/1/2. “No corpsman could get up to the ridge to us under that fire but the men cursed and yelled for a corpsman nevertheless.”

At least two corpsmen did brave the storm. Pharmacist’s Mates James F. Gage and Alfred Schuler gave their lives in an attempt to rescue wounded Marines. Neither man’s body could be recovered due to battle conditions.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Pharmacist’s Mate, Second Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
“Body not recovered… [from] vicinity of 500 yds west and 1000 yds inland fr beach of position 03, Map 104.”
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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Articles and Records:

Excerpt from the muster roll of HQ/1/2, November 1942.

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