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1SGT Chester Dave Hash

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1SGT Chester Dave Hash

Birth
Grayson County, Texas, USA
Death 24 May 1945 (aged 26)
Okinawa, Japan
Burial Sherman, Grayson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 9269953 View Source
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Killed in action during World War II. Served with the 4th Marines, 6th Marine Division as a Sergeant. [U S MARINE RAIDERS]

HASH, CHESTER D.
Platoon Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
4th Marine Raider Battalion,
Date of Action: July 20, 1943
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chester D. Hash, Platoon Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the Fourth Marine Raider Battalion in action against the enemy at Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, on 20 July 1943. Leading his men in vigorous thrusts against Japanese emplacements, Platoon Sergeant Hash was responsible for the destruction of three machine-gun nests. While attacking the third position, he was struck by five machine-gun bullets but emptied his own weapon at the enemy and directed the fire of his platoon until the objective was taken. His aggressiveness and skill served in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and were an inspiration to the men with whom he served.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Order No. 519 (December 21, 1943)
Home Town: Whitewright, Texas

Household Members:
Name Age
Robert M Hash 34
Martha Hash 32
James R Hash 8
Frankie J Hash 5
Harold W Hash 2
Chester D Hash 0
Source: 1920 US Federal Census, Justice Precinct 3, Grayson, Texas


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TEXAS
1ST 4 MARINE 6 MARINE DIV
WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: Paula J
  • Added: 4 Aug 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9269953
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9269953/chester-dave-hash : accessed ), memorial page for 1SGT Chester Dave Hash (5 Feb 1919–24 May 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9269953, citing West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Grayson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Paula J (contributor 46489742) .