PFC Walter Lloyd Mattern

PFC Walter Lloyd Mattern

Death 22 Jul 1944 (aged 29)
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot C Grave 367
Memorial ID 3784392 · View Source
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Walter Lloyd Mattern enlisted in the Marine Corps during September, 1942 from Oelwein, Iowa. Qualifed Sharpshooter and completed recruit training in the 8th Recruit Training Battalion, MCB San Diego, CA. 11 November, 1942 assigned to M Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, MCB Camp Pendleton, CA.

23 January, 1943 embarked USS Mount Vernon (AP-22) at San Diego for movement overseas. 5 February, 1943 arrived at Auckland, New Zealand based at Drury. Promoted to Private First Class.

29 June, 1943 embarked USS American Legion (APA-17) at Auckland. 6 July, 1943 arrived at Guadalcanal based at Camp Tetere.

18 October 1943 embarked USS Hunter Liggett (APA-14). 21-25 October, 1943 at Efate, New Hebrides. 1 November, 1943 landed Red Beach One Bougainville D-Day and participated in combat operations until 27 December, 1943.

30 December, 1943 arrived at Camp Tetere, Guadalcanal. 1 April 1944 assigned to I Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines.

1 June, 1944 embarked USS LST-125 at Guadalcanal. 6-10 June, 1944 at Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. 29 June-15 July, 1944 at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands.

21 July, 1944 Wounded in Action during D-Day operations at Blue Beach Guam. Evacuated to 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines Aid Station.

Died of Wounds 22 July, 1944.

Next of Kin: Wife, Mrs Leona M Mattern, 102 First Avenue North East, Oelwin, Iowa. Parents, Mr Philip J Mattern Sr and Mrs Sarah B Mattern.

Initially buried in Row 3, Grave 17, 9th Marines Field Cemetery, 11 August, 1944 reinterred Plot A, Row 20, Grave 6 in USAF Cemetery Guam 3, Agana, Guam.

11 February, 1949 permanent burial in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Brother Killed At Tarawa is Commemorated ABMC Honolulu Memorial

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  • Maintained by: Cape Gloucester
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 3784392
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Walter Lloyd Mattern (25 Jan 1915–22 Jul 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 3784392, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Cape Gloucester (contributor 46781474) .