US WWII MARINE Document Grouping - KIA -
Purple Heart + Silver Star - SAIPAN
Named grouping in a large binder to Marine medic Amos Rhoads SHROM who served in the 6th Marines on SAIPAN, He received a posthumous Purple Heart and Silver Star after being KIA on June 15, 1944 during the invasion of Saipan. He was killed while administering aid to wounded comrades in the field. Comes with newspaper clipping recounting his citation leading to his award of the PH & Silver Star. Comes with a good assortment of original Marine combat photos, original citations and paperwork, official letters sent to his family after he was KIA including one sign by JAMES FORRESTAL, original letters he sent home, ORIGINAL CITATION for his Posthumous Purple Heart sent to his family, ORIGINAL letter informing family f his SILVER STAR AWARD with signature Admiral Randall Jacobs, ORIGINAL CITATION for the SILVER STAR signed by Forrestall, original forwarding slip for the Silver Star, other letters forwarding medals to the family, and more.
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving with Company '1(1) 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, during action against enemy Japanese forces at. Saipan, Marianas Islands, on June 15, 1944. When his assault unit was forced to seek cover during a reorganization of the entire front line following a rapid. advance in-land on D-day, SHROM, as the only corpsman in the area, valiantly proceeded from one casualty to another under constant fire and, working tirelessly for more than two hours, skillfully cared for the wounded marines. Later that same day, he again risked his life tc assist two seriously wounded men lying in the mast exposed section of the line but, after moving them to a partially covered position, was himself fatally wounded while administering first aid. His outstanding professional ability and great personal valor in the face of grave peril reflect the highest credit upon SHROIM and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country."