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PLATOON SGT
DORNIE BYRD REYNOLDS

COMPANY B - 2ND AMPHIBIAN TRACTOR BATTALION

2ND MARINE DIVISION
FMF

AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION



Dornie Byrd Reynolds

Platoon Sergeant
U.S. Marine Corps

00256252

Entered the Service from: Maryland
Died: November 22, 1943
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii

Awards: Purple Heart

Sgt. Dornie B. Reynolds' family has information that he was killed when his LVT
struck a Japanese land mine at Tarawa. Their records contain information that
Sgt. Reynolds and Captain Thomas B. Royster were in two different LVTs
that both hit land mines almost simutaneously and only a few yards apart.


THE SOURCE OF THIS INFORMATION IS NOT KNOWN
THE DOCUMENT WAS FOUND AMONG FAMILY RECORDS

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THE NAME "DORNICE" ON THE CROSS IS AN ERROR - HIS FIRST NAME WAS "DORNIE"


THE ADJACENT PHOTOGRAPHS

SHOW READABLE MARKERS

FOR THE MARINES LISTED BELOW


Jerold Roger Hull

Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps
00430853
Entered the Service from: Wisconsin
Died: November 20, 1943


Alfred J. Facchiano

Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps
00479457
Entered the Service from: Pennsylvania
Died: November 20, 1943


John William Gill

Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
00322511
Entered the Service from: Oklahoma
Died: November 20, 1943

Elden R. Baumbach

Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps
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Entered the Service from: California
Died: November 22, 1943

Jimmie Dick Hogan

Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
00447136
Entered the Service from: Oregon
Died: November 21, 1943

Alexander Krotow

Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
00453266
Entered the Service from: Massachusetts
Died: November 20, 1943

 


Thomas Frank Johnson

Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps
00418629
Entered the Service from: California
Died: November 22, 1943

 


THIS IS BELIEVED TO BE ONE OF THE MEMORIAL CEMETERIES WHERE A CROSS
WAS PLACED TO HONOR EACH OF THE KNOWN DEAD AT TARAWA

THE CROSSES DO NOT ACTUALLY REFLECT THE LOCATION OF THE REMAINS


JLH 2005


PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION

Jim Hildebrand
j i m @ t a r a w a 1 9 4 3 . c o m



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