RAIDERS Sim, Alec Monroe

Hill 488
By Ray Hildreth
Ill Met by Moonlight
By W. Stanley Moss

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Sim
  • FORENAME
Alec Monroe
  • UNIT
1 Raider Bn (Company C)
  • RANK
Second Lieutenant
  • NUMBER
15625
  • DATE OF DEATH
20th July 1943
  • AGE
23
  • GRAVESITE
Hermosa Gardens Cemetery, Colton, San Bernardino County, California, USA
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 04.11.1919, North Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
father Watson R. Sim (1891-1967)
mother Marion Elizabeth (nee Wyman) Sim (1893-1980)
Next of kin - Mother Mrs Marion E. Sim, 840 Terrace Avenue, Colton, California
award D.S.C.
KIA New Georgia,BSI
 

DATE OF DEATH:

20-Jul-1943

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/sim-alec-m.29692/

CITATION:

Distinguished Service Cross : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant Alec M. Sim, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, FIRST Marine Raider Battalion in action against the enemy at Enogai, New Georgia, Solomon Islands. Leading his platoon with great skill in two successive attacks against superior forces, Second Lieutenant Sim overcame stiff resistance offered by the enemy and drove them from a vitally important objective near Enogai on 9 July 1943. Again on 20 July, he displayed the same conspicuous qualities of inspiring combat leadership in a drive on the Japanese garrison at Bairoko when his platoon penetrated well-entrenched hostile positions, destroying two machine guns and inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. Lieutenant Sim was killed while leading his platoon in the last phase of the bitter attack. The outstanding heroism and skill displayed by Second Lieutenant Sim on this occasion reflect highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/52154986/alec-monroe-sim
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