RAIDERS Ericson, Harry Fabin

Craig Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Ericson
  • FORENAME
Harry Fabin
  • UNIT
1st Raider Battalion (Company E)
  • RANK
Gunnery Sergeant
  • NUMBER
270829
  • DATE OF DEATH
10th July 1943
  • AGE
23
  • GRAVESITE
Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York, USA. Plot J,14937
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 05.07.1920
mother Margaret (nee Burton) Ericson (1889-1933)
Next of kin - Sister, Miss Mae Erickson, Huntington House, 94 4th Avenue, New York, New York
KIA Solomon Islands
posthumous Silver Star
surname sometimes shows Erickson
 

DATE OF DEATH:

10-Jul-1943

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/ericson-harry-fabin.58313/

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Army Award) (Posthumously) to Gunnery Sergeant Harry F. Erickson (MCSN: 270829), United States Marine Corps, for gallantry in action at New Georgia, Solomon Islands, on 9 July 1943. Personally manning a gun whose crew members had been pinned down by enemy fire Gunnery Sergeant Erickson aggressively maneuvered it into a position from which he disposed of an enemy machine gun and killed its entire crew. As a result of this courageous action he enabled friendly troops to continue their advance on the objective. In so doing Gunnery Sergeant Erickson sacrificed his life.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/36240

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/73426056/harry-fabin-ericson
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