RAIDERS Mercado, Frank Stephen

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  • SURNAME
Mercado
  • FORENAME
Frank Stephen
  • UNIT
2nd Raider Battalion (Company D)
  • RANK
Private First Class
  • NUMBER
350086
  • DATE OF DEATH
11th November 1942
  • AGE
20
  • GRAVESITE
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Tablets of the Missing
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 26.12.1921, Los Angeles, California, USA
educated Roosevelt High School
wife Mrs Delia G. Mercado
12.01.1942 enlisted Los Angeles, California
Browning Automatic Rifleman (BARman)
Next of kin - Wife Mrs. Frank S. Mercado, 1847 1/2 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, California
KIA Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands (Body not recovered)
Calvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles, California, USA (Memorial)
Capt. Charles P. McAuliffe led his 40 man patrol across another open grassy field and ran head-on into large units of the enemy well hidden in the heavy jungle. The Raiders found themselves caught in the open field with the enemy well concealed in the jungle to their front and both right and left flanks. Two leaders in the point were immediately killed and a third wounded. The slain Raiders were PFC LeRoy I. Fanslow and a big Indian BAR man named PFC Frank S. Mercado.
Lowell V. Bulger, "The Second Raider Battalion on Guadalcanal," in The Raider Patch, September 1981.
 
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