Schaede

 

Pfc. Roland Everett Schaede


Born: 24 March 1921 - Maywood, Illinois

Parents: Emil L. Schaede & Edna M. Slager-Schaede

Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother

Home:

    - 2010 South Third Avenue - Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - Garfield School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1941

Occupation: Taylor Pipe Forge Company

Inducted:

    - 27 November 1942

Serial Number: 00498853

Training: 

    - Camp Gillespie, California

    - Camp Elliott, California 

Unit: Company M, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division

Stationed: Wellington, New Zealand

    - joined the division as a replacement

    - division remained in New Zealand from 10 February 1943 to 1 November 1943

Engagements:

    - Battle of Tarawa - Gilbert Islands

        - over 200 ships composed invasion force

        - Marines landed on 20 November 1943

            - invasion forces took heavy artillery and mortar fire
             - landed on Beito Island

Killed in Action:

    - 20 November 1943

        - first wave of invasion force had 75% casualties

Memorial: 

    - Honolulu Memorial Courts of the Missing

        - National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific- Honolulu, Hawaii

           - over 100 members of the 2nd Marines are buried in graves marked "Unknown"
Note:

            - June 2015 - grave with the remains of 35 Marines discovered by History Flight Inc.
            - 6 May 2016 - The remains of Roland Schaede were identified by the Department of Defense.
            - 17 June 2016 - Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency makes public announcement that his
              remains were identified

Medals:

    - Purple Heart
Note: In 2016, remains of Americans who died on Tarawa were exhumed.  Pfc. Roland E. Schaede's remains were positively identified using DNA.  At this time, plans to rebury the remains have not been made.


 

 

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