RAIDERS Ericson, Harry Fabin

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  • SURNAME
Ericson
  • FORENAME
Harry Fabin
  • UNIT
1st Raider Battalion (Company E)
  • RANK
Gunnery Sergeant
  • NUMBER
270829
  • AWARD
Silver Star
  • PLACE
New Georgia, British Solomon Islands, 9th July 1943
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
KIA - See Roll of Honour
 

ROLL OF HONOUR:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/ericson-harry-fabin.58312/

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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