PACIFIC: Arthur Garrett

U.S. Marines Sergeant Arthur C. Garrett was killed in action on Oct. 8, 1942, at Guadalcanal in the vicinity of Matanika River.

Garrett joined the service on May 5, 1939. His service number is 00271587.
He is the son of Peter W. Garrett of Cedar Street, Nutley.

He was assigned to the USS Barnett, Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands; USS Wakefield at 1st Base Depot, Norfolk, Va.; Parris Island, S.C.; Co I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines FMF.

Sgt. Garrett was posthumously awarded: Presidential Unit Citation ribbon bar with star, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; American Defense Service Medal w/brass clasp; and World War II Victory Medal. He also had earned the Marksman Badge w/rifle bar.

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