Peck, Ernest Keith, Cpl

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Primary Unit
1941-1945, 44th Engineer Battalion
Service Years
1941 - 1945

Corporal



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Idaho
Idaho
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Salem
Last Address
Salt Lake City, UT

Date of Passing
May 24, 2001
 
Location of Interment
Mount Olivet Cemetery - Salt Lake City, Utah
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Corporal Ernest Peck served in the 1397th Engineer Battalion with my grandfather, Felix Cervantes.

"In 1941 he joined the Army and served with the 1397th Engineer Battalion in the Pacific. After four years serving his country in World War II Ernie returned to Salt Lake City and work at Kennecott Copper. He retired in 1978."
-https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94631820/ernest-keith-peck-
   
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WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Start Year
1941
End Year
1945

Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Pacific under General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and the other in the Central, South, and North Pacific (Pacific Ocean Areas) under Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, were created early in the war. Except in the South and Southwest Pacific, each conducted its own operations with its own ground, air, and naval forces in widely separated areas. These operations required at first only a relatively small number of troops whose efforts often yielded strategic gains which cannot be measured by the size of the forces involved. Indeed, the nature of the objectivesùsmall islands, coral atolls, and jungle-bound harbors and airstrips, made the employment of large ground forces impossible and highlighted the importance of air and naval operations. Thus, until 1945, the war in the Pacific progressed by a double series of amphibious operations each of which fitted into a strategic pattern developed in Washington.

21 Named Campaigns were recognized in the Asiatic Pacific Theater with Battle Streamers and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medals.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1942
To Year
1942
 
Last Updated:
Jul 9, 2014
   
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  841 Also There at This Battle:
  • Agron, Alfredo Ravelo, T/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Alviar, Castor, 1LT
  • Anderson, Leroy Clark, Sgt, (1941-1944)
  • Anderson, Morris, SGT, (1941-1945)
  • Badger, Thomas Jenkins, COL, (1932-1965)
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