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WHITWELL — Cpl. Henry Andregg Jr., was killed in action in World War II, during the Battle of Tarawa, on the island of Betio, Gilbert Islands, Nov. 20, 1943. Henry joined the Marine Corps on June 6, 1942, and was assigned to Company C, 2nd Amphibious Tractor Btn, 2nd Marine Division. Corporal Andregg was among the first wave of heroic soldiers assaulting the island. His remains were found and identified earlier this year. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, and was memorialized as one of the missing Marines from the Battle of Tarawa at The Honolulu Memorial National Cemetery of the Pacific. Corporal Andregg earned the following awards during his service: The Purple Heart for wounds recieved in action against the enemy, resulting in his death; The Combat Action Ribbon for service during World War II, The Presidential Unit Citation, awarded to 2nd Marine Division for their service on Tarawa during the period of Nov. 20 through 24, 1943; The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with one bronze campaign star; The World War II Victory Medal; Rifle Marksman badge, and Pistol Marksman badge. Cpl. Andregg was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Sr. and Fannie Ann Andregg; his sister Thelma Andregg, and his brother, Harry Andregg. Those left to cherish his memory included his sisters, Charlotte Webb, Naomi Dawson, Peggy Jenkins, Susie Wagner, Elizabeth Lasater; and his brother, William Andregg. Present survivors include nieces and nephews, Dorothy Rogers, Glenna Raulston, Drenda Van Hoosier, Tim Lasater, Nancy Harris, George Wagner, Butch Andregg, Patsy Hubbard, and Peggy Wagner Kelly. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. CDT, with Rev. Brenda Woods officiating. Cpl. Andregg will be escorted by 1st Sergeant William Conner, of Battery M, 3rd Btn, 14th Marine Division Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors provided. The family will receive friends tomorrow, August 24, from 3 until 7 p.m. CDT. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard, P.O. Box 786, Jasper, TN, 37347. Services have been entrusted to Reed Funeral Home, 11675 Hwy 28, Whitwell, TN. (423) 658-5516