Eugene W. Wade

NAME
Eugene Wilson Wade
NICKNAME
Wilson
SERVICE NUMBER
320600
UNIT
Company D
First Battalion
8th Marines
HOME OF RECORD
410 East 85th Street, Seattle, WA
raised Normal, IL
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Annette Wade
DATE OF BIRTH
June 30, 1919
ENTERED SERVICE
August 29, 1941
DATE OF LOSS
January 13, 1943
REGION
Solomon Islands
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal
CASUALTY TYPE
Killed In Action
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
On 13 January 1943, the First Battalion, 8th Marines launched an offensive along the north coast of the island. During the course of the day, they encountered numerous well-armed Japanese troops in ravines and fortified positions.

Private Jack Diamond and PFC Eugene W. Wade were killed in action at 0900; both men were shot in the head and buried where they fell. Neither Marine’s remains could be located after the war, and they are both still unaccounted for.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
Buried in the field;
not recovered.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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