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CPL Casmere W Bagnowski
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Birth: Oct. 28, 1918
Death: Jun. 24, 1944
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

KIA Saipan

4th Marine Division

Silver Star Recipient

Casmere W. Bagnowski
Date of death: June 24, 1944
Place of Birth: Michigan, Detroit
Home of record: Hamtramck Michigan
Status: KIA

Silver Star Citation

Awarded for actions during World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal Casmere W. Bagnowski (MCSN: 353605), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as a member of the Second Battalion, Twenty-Third Marines, FOURTH Marine Division, during action against enemy Japanese forces at Saipan, Marianas Islands, on 24 June 1944. Sighting a wounded Marine lying helpless in an exposed area, Corporal Bagnowski unhesitatingly braved the enemy's shattering machine gun and small arms fire to attempt a rescue and, while performing his perilous mission, was himself fatally struck down by a bursting shell. His daring initiative, outstanding fortitude and grave concern for the safety of another at great personal risk reflect great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Action Date: June 24, 1944

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Corporal

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 23d Marines

Division: 4th Marine Division

Mount Olivet Cemetery
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Location: Section 10, Lot 490-B, Space 1
Created by: Jeff Hall
Record added: Oct 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 118251871
CPL Casmere W Bagnowski
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CPL Casmere W Bagnowski
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CPL Casmere W Bagnowski
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