Joe C. Adams

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NAME:
Joe C. Adams
NICKNAME:
SERVICE NUMBER:
992235
HOME OF RECORD:
Unknown
NEXT OF KIN:
Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH:
Unknown
SERVICE DATES:
1944-1946
DATE OF DEATH:
CAMPAIGN UNIT MOS RATE RESULT
None Served B/1/24 604 Private
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS:
LAST KNOWN RANK:
Corporal

Adams was inducted into the Marines in late 1944; he trained at Parris Island and then crossed the country for additional instruction at Camp Elliott, California. He was assigned to the 39th Replacement Draft, and then to Company B, First Battalion, 24th Marines on April 10, 1945.

Private Adams eventually qualified as a machine gunner, and trained with Baker Company in that capacity until the end of the war – he saw no combat. When the battalion dispersed after the Japanese surrender, Adams joined the 18th Service Battalion in Pearl Harbor. Duty there was good – Adams’ MOS was that of “recreation assistant,” meaning he would “plan, organize, and conduct recreational activities, such as games, competitive sports, entertainments, and musical performances. May procure, store, issue, and maintain athletic and recreational supplies and equipment. May operate clubs and recreation halls. May instruct in the rules and playing techniques of sports.”

On September 5, 1946, PFC Adams was transferred from the Service Company and sailed for San Diego. He was granted 43 days of leave before being quickly promoted to corporal and honorably discharged immediately thereafter.

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