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Schaede, PFC Roland E.


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: U.S. Engineering Department of Camp Callan, California
Selective Service Registration: 1 July 1942
Contact Person: E. M. Schaede – mother
Residence: Federal Hotel – 237 F Street – San Diego, Califonia
– 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 
– the 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 
– the mission was to secure the island the Japanese airstrip in the Tarawa Atoll 
Killed in Action: 
– 20 November 1943 
– the first wave of invasion force had 75% casualties 
– many of the Marines were killed the moment the ramp went down on the LCVPs
– those killed never stepped 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 – a grave with the remains of 35 Marines discovered by History Flight Inc. 
– 6 May 2016 – The remains of PFC Roland E. Schaede were identified by the Department of Defense. 
– 17 June 2016 – Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency made a 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 
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
– a rosette was placed in front of his name at the Courts of the Missing in Honolulu, Hawaii 
– the rosette indicates his remains were recovered and identified 





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