Pfc. Roland Everett Schaede

Born: 24 March 1921 - Maywood, Illinois

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

Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother


    - 2010 South Third Avenue - Maywood, Illinois


    - Garfield School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1941

Occupation: Taylor Pipe Forge Company


    - 27 November 1942 - U.S. Marines

Serial Number: 00498853


    - 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 - 10 February 1943 to 1 November 1943


    - Battle of Tarawa - Gilbert Islands

        - over 200 ships composed invasion force

        - Marines landed - 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
        - many of the were killed when the moment the ramp went down on the LCVPs and fell into the water
          dead never stepping out of the LCVPs


    - 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 "Unknowns"


            - 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


    - Purple Heart
    - 14 September 2017, the remains of Pfc. Roland E. Schaede were reburied in Union Cemetery,  St.
      Charles, Illinois.
    - rosette will be placed in front of his name to indicate his remains were recovered and identified at the
      Courts of the Missing in Honolulu, Hawaii



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