Paul Frederick TATE

Male 1923 - 1992  (69 years)


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  • Name Paul Frederick TATE 
    Born 24 Apr 1923  Bramwell, Mercer Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 19362007
      Name: Paul Frederick Tate
      SSN: 232247695
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birth Date: 24 Apr 1923
      Birth Place: Bramwell Mer, West Virginia
      Death Date: 4 Sep 1992
      Father: Jacob L Tate
      Mother: Nannie Z Johnson
      Type of Claim: Original SSN.
      Notes: Jul 1939: Name listed as PAUL FREDERICK TATE; 01 Oct 1992: Name listed as PAUL F TATE

    Gender Male 
    Education High School; classes in electronics at Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy) 
    Occupation Msgt. USMC (Ret); Postal Service 
    Religion Presbyterian 
    _UID ECBA2EAE00344D7B843E912A0B3A4DE673F5 
    Died 4 Sep 1992  Richmond, Henrico Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Virginia, Deaths, 1912-2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia
      Name: Paul Frederick Tate
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age at Death: 69
      Birth Date: abt 1923
      Death Date: 4 Sep 1992
      Death Place: Richmond, Virginia
      Spouse: NW
      Certificate Number: 1992033007

      Social Security Death Index
      Name: Paul F. Tate
      SSN: 232-24-7695
      Last Residence: 23229 Richmond, Henrico, Virginia
      Born: 24 Apr 1923
      Died: 4 Sep 1992
      State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina or West Virginia (Before 1951)
    Buried 6 Sep 1992  Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Prince William Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Amateur Radio Operator Call letters W4NSK

      CENSUS RECORDS

      1930 United States Federal Census
      Name: Paul Tate
      Gender: Male
      Birth Year: abt 1924
      Birthplace: West Virginia
      Race: White
      Home in 1930: Bramwell, Mercer, West Virginia
      Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Father's Birthplace: Virginia
      Mother's Name: Nannie Z Tate
      Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia

      1940 United States Federal Census
      Name: Paul Tate
      Age: 17
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1923
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birthplace: West Virginia
      Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Son in household of Nannie Tate
      Home in 1940: Bramwell, Mercer, West Virginia
      Street: Freemans Hill-Bramwell Corporation Beyins
      Inferred Residence in 1935: Bramwell, Mercer, West Virginia
      Residence in 1935: Same Place
      Education: HIgh School 2 years

      DEATH RECORDS

      Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007
      Name: Paul Frederick Tate [Paul F Tate]
      SSN: 232247695
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birth Date: 24 Apr 1923
      Birth Place: Bramwell Mer[cer], West Virginia
      Father Name: Jacob L Tate
      Mother Name: Nannie Z Johnson
      Death Date: 4 Sep 1992
      Type of Claim: Original SSN.
      Notes: Jul 1939: Name listed as PAUL FREDERICK TATE; 01 Oct 1992: Name listed as PAUL F TATE

      U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
      Name: Paul Frederick Tate
      Service Info.: MSGT US MARINE CORPS WORLD WAR II, KOREA
      Birth Date: 24 Apr 1923
      Death Date: 4 Sep 1992
      Service Start Date: 29 May 1941
      Service End Date: 28 May 1961
      Interment Date: 8 Sep 1992
      Cemetery: Quantico National Cemetery
      Cemetery Address: 18424 Joplin Road (Route 619) 18424 Joplin Road Triangle, VA 22172
      Buried At: Section 8 Site 484

    • MILITARY RECORDS

      WORLD WAR TWO

      Enlistment and Boot Camp
      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jul 1941
      Rank: Private
      Station: First Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, S.C.

      Training in RADAR, one of the earliest classes in the USMC.
      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Oct 1941
      Rank: Private
      Station: Telephone Company, Post Signal Battalion, Marine Barracks, Quantico, Virginia

      Iceland with the 5th Defense Battalion.
      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jan 1942
      Rank: Private
      Station: Barracks Detachment, Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, New York, N.Y
      Remarks: 23 to INDIGO

      Serving with an Anti-aircraft battery. RADAR operator
      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Apr 1942
      Rank: Private
      Station: Muster Roll Of Officers And Enlisted Men Of The U S Marine Corps 3 Aa Group, 5Th Def Bn, Ac, Af, Mb, Parris Island, S C

      Shipping to the South Pacific, destination Guadalcanal.
      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jul 1942
      Rank: Private First Class
      Station: 90Mm Group, U.S. Marine Corps Unit c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, Cal.
      CP: RADAR

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Oct 1942
      Rank: Private First Class
      Station: Detached Group, U. S. Marine Corps Unit A, 5Th Defense Bn, Fmf C/O Postmaster, San Francisco, California
      CP: RADAR

      The 5th Defense Battalion was renamed the 14th, and became known as the 5/14 among its original members.

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jan 1943
      Rank: Corporal
      Station: 90Mm Group, Fourteenth Defense Battalion, Fmf, Fmac, C/O Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, California
      CP, RADAR "F" Battery

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Apr 1943
      Rank: Corporal
      Station: 90Mmg, 14Th Defbn, Fmf, 1Mac, C/O Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif
      CP, RADAR

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jul 1943
      Rank: Sergeant
      Station: 90Mm Group, Fourteenth Defense Battalion, Fmf., 1Mac. % Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, California
      CP, RADAR, "F" Battery

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Oct 1943
      Rank: Sergeant
      Station: Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group, Fourteenth Defense Battalion, Fmf., Fmac, C/O Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, California
      CP, RADAR, "F" Battery

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jan 1944
      Rank: Sergeant
      Station: Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group, Fourteenth Defense Battalion., Fmf., Fmac. C/O Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, California.
      CP, RADAR, "F" Battery, Radar Section

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Apr 1944
      Rank: Staff Sergeant
      Station: Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group, Fourteenth Defense Battalion, Third Corps Artillery, Third Amphibious Corps, In The Field.
      514 CP RADAR, Org "G", Battery Radar Maintenance

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      about Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jul 1944
      Rank: Staff Sergeant
      Station: AA Arty Grp, 14Th DefBn., III CorArty, III PhibCor, In The Field
      514 CP RADAR, Chief of "G", Battery Radar Section

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Oct 1944
      Rank: Staff Sergeant
      Station: Casual Company No 1, Mb, Treasure Island Activities, San Francisco, Calif

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Oct 1944
      Rank: Staff Sergeant
      Station: Company F, Signal Battalton, Spec Trng Regt, Tc, Fmf, Camp Lejeune, NC

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jan 1945
      Rank: Staff Sergeant
      Station: Company "C", Signal Bn, Str, Tc, Fmf, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
      Remarks: Awaiting assignment

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jul 1945
      Rank: Staff Sergeant
      Station: Sco B, Signal Battalion, Spltrngregt, Martrngcommand, Camp Lejeune, N. C.
      Remarks: 1-7 Stud Fld Tp S; 8-12 Awtg trng; 13-23 Awtg Cl; 24-31 fur

      POST WORLD WAR TWO

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jan 1946; Jul 1946
      Rank: Staff Sergeant
      Station: Signal Battalion, Specialist Training Regiment, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
      Remarks: Co. "B"; temp duty Central Signal Corps Camp Crowder Mo. [Mote: Camp Crowder was a signal corps training center for the United States Army.]

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Oct 1946
      Rank: Staff Sergeant
      Station: Company "B", Signal Battalion, Sp1TrngRgt, MarTrngCommand, Camp Lajeune, N.C.
      Remarks: Stud Tp Electrician's course

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Oct 1946
      Rank: Staff Sergeant
      Station: Signal Battalion, Marine Training And Replacement Command, San Diego Area, Camp Joseph H Pendleton, Oceanside, California
      Remarks: B--Temp D Easter SigCorpS Fort Monmouth NJ

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jan 1947; Apr 1947; Jul 1947; Apr 1948
      Rank: Staff Sergeant
      Station: Signal Battalion, Mt and Rc, SDA, Camp Joseph H. Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif.
      Remarks: B Instructor TEC; Awd 1st GCMed bar as of 28 Mar 47

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jul 1948
      Rank: Technical Sergeant
      Station: Headquarters Company, Headquarters And Service Battalion, Mcrd, Parris Island, Sc
      Remarks: NCO in C Automatic Tp Exchange

      Apr 1949
      Remarks: Switchman and Tp Repairman

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jul 1949
      Rank: Staff Sergeant
      Station: On Duty At Fort Monmouth, New Jersey

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jul 1949; Oct 1949;
      Rank: Technical Sergeant
      Station: Headquarters Company, H and S Bn, MCRDdep, Parris Island, S. C.
      Remarks: NCO in C outside maintenance and Prep Sgt Com Sec
      Rdpi 6652

      Jan 1950: Drop MB NAD Earle NJ for temp diuns as of 14Jan50 Auth MCSO#347-49 10 das del EDA 31Jan50

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jan 1950
      Rank: Tsgt
      Station: MB NAD Earle New Jersey Earl 6090
      Remarks: (IRC not ATT) Jd study USA SigCorScol Fort Monmouth, NJ AutoTpSystemMaintCrse 28Jan50

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Apr 1950
      Rank: Tsgt
      Station: MB NAD Earle New Jersey Earl6090

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jul 1950; Oct 1950
      Rank: Tsgt
      Station: Serv Co H and S Bn MB Camp Lejeune Nc
      Remarks: Jd study MB NAD Earle NJ on 3Jul50 author 7 das P&T 4 das lv author MSCO

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      about Paul F Tate
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jan 1951; Apr 1951; Jul 1951; Oct 1951; Nov 1951
      Rank: Tsgt; by Jul 1951 Msgt
      Station: Serv Co H-S Bn Mb Camp Lejeune

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jan 1952
      Rank: Msgt
      Station: Camp Headquarters Service Co H and S Bn Mrci, Camp Lejeune

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Apr 1952
      Rank: E7
      Station: Camp Headquarters Serv Co H-2 Bn Mbcl, Mri 2 Camp Lejeune N C
      Remarks: To Temp ad du Nor Va on 9Apr52 com w/ procuring publications for this command author CG ser 37410
      Fr Temp ad du 10Apr52 See UD 72-52.

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jul 1952; Oct 1952
      Rank: E7
      Station: Camp Hq Serv Co H-S Bn Mbcl, Mri 2 Camp Lejeune NC

      Oct 1952
      Drop tr MB CJMP Oside Cal on 24Oct52 fur as overseas auth CSO 625-52 EDA 29Nov52

      KOREAN WAR

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jan 1953
      Rank: E7
      Station: Replacements 1St Replacement Battalion Fmf Pacific Troops, Pearl

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Apr 1953; Jul 1953; Oct 1953
      Rank: E7
      Station: Headquarters And Service Company 3Rd Battalion 1St Marines 1st Marine Division Reinforced Fmf Co Fleet Post Office San Francisco Calif, Mri Pearl

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jan 1954
      Rank: E7
      Station: Co F 2D Bn 1St Mar 1St Mar Div, Mri 6 Pearl

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jan 1954; Apr 1954
      Rank: Master Sergeant
      Station: H and S Co 3Dbn 1Stmar 1Stmardiv Fmf, Korea (In The Field)

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Apr 1954
      Rank: E7
      Station: Casuals CasCo MB NS TI San Francisco, San Francisco California

      POST KOREAN WAR TO RETIREMENT

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jul 1954
      Rank: Master Sergeant
      Station: Company A Hq Bn Mcb Camp Pendleton Calif, Mri Camp Pendleton

      Muster Date: Oct 1954; Jan 1955; Apr 1955; Jul 1955; Oct 1955
      Rank: E7
      Station: Company A Hq Bn Mcb Camp Pendleton Calif, Mri-3 Camp Pendleton Calif

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jan 1956
      Rank: E7
      Station: Hq Co Mar Corps Trng Cntr 29 Palms Camp Pendleton Calif, Mri-3 Camp Pendleton Calif

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jan 1956
      Rank: Master Sergeant
      Station: Hqco Mctc, Twentynine Palms California
      Remarks: on lv 23-27Jan56

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Apr 1956
      Rank: E7
      Station: Hq Co Mar Corps Trng Cntr 29 Palms, Mri-3 Camp Pendleton Calif

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Apr 1956
      Rank: Master Sergeant
      Station: Hqco Mctc, Twentynine Palms California
      Remarks: on lv 26-30Mar56

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jul 1956; Oct 1956
      Rank: E7
      Station: Hq Co Mar Corps Trng Cntr 29 Palms, Mri-3 Camp Pendleton Calif

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Apr 1957; Jul 1957; Oct 1957
      Rank: E7
      Station: Hq Co Mcb 29 Palms California Reports Control Symbol Mc-1085-01

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jan 1958
      Rank: Master Sergeant
      Station: Hqco Mcb,Twentynine Palm Calif
      Remarks: DUPE AGR EXT ATT
      Extenl 2 years auth 5550 MCM new EAS 28May60

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Apr 1958
      Rank: Master Sergeant
      Station: SchoolsCo H&Sbn, Parris Island SC
      Remarks: Instn compl to HqCo MCB 29 Palms Calif

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Apr 1958
      Rank: E7
      Station: Report Control Symbol Mc-1085-01,Dpi-3 Camp Pendleton Calif

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Apr 1958
      Rank: Master Sergeant
      Station: Hqco Mcb,Twentynine Palms California
      Remarks: Fr TAD as stud SgtMajPersAdminCrs MCRDep PISC crs compl

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Apr 1958
      Rank: Master Sergeant
      Station: Hqco Mcb,Twentynine Palms California
      Remarks: on lv 12-25Apr58

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jul 1958
      Rank: E7
      Station: Report Control Symbol Mc-1085-01,Dpi-3 Camp Pendleton Calif

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Jul 1958
      Rank: Master Sergeant
      Station: Hqco Mcb,Twentynine Palms California
      Remarks: on lv 24Jun-3Jul58

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Paul F Tate
      Muster Date: Oct 1958
      Rank: Master Sergeant
      Station: Flt and Fs Assign Cas Co Hq Bn Hqmc, Henderson Hall Arlington Va
      Remarks: IRC ATT
      Jdrf HqCo MCB 29 Palms Calif 19Sep58 f du w/ MarSubSec
      NavSec MAAG Tsoying Taiwan 29Aug-1Sep58 Pro 2-7Sep58 lv
      8-10Sep58 Trav 11-12Sep58 DofP San Francisco Calif awtg trans 13-18Sep58 enroute to Tsoying Taiwan
      To S&FD 13Sep58
      Duty Assign Code ZE9

      [Note: This was the only overseas assignment in his military career where he could take his family with him. We were delayed for over 6 months in joining him because of the Taiwan Strait Crisis, a conflict that took place between the People's Republic of China (PRC or Communist China) and the Republic of China (ROC or Taiwan).

      The Communists shelled the islands of Matsu and Quemoy in the Taiwan Strait beginning August 23, 1958 in an attempt to seize them from the Republic of China. This was accompanied by an aggressive propaganda assault on the United States, threats against American naval ships, and a declaration of intent to "liberate" Taiwan.

      The Eisenhower Administration responded to Taiwan's request for aid by reinforcing US naval units and ordering US naval vessels to help the Kuomintang Nationalist government of Taiwan protect Quemoy's supply lines. 12 203mm long range artillery guns and other 155mm guns were transferred from US Marines to ROC Army and sent to Quemoy to help turn the tide of the artillery duel there. So Dad arrived on Taiwan and was sent immediately into the conflict in his role as a military adviser to the Nationalist Chinese Marine Corps.

      Faced with a stalemate, and having run out of artillery shells on the Communist side, the Communist Chinese government announced decreasing bombardment level on October 6. Despite Soviet support of the People's Republic of China's claims to the islands, the bombardment abated, then virtually ceased after President Eisenhower warned that the United States would not retreat "in the face of armed aggression." The unexpectedly forceful American response surprised Chinese and Soviet leaders.

      However, both sides continued to bombard each other with shells containing propaganda leaflets on alternate days of the week. This strange arrangement continued until the normalization of ties between the US and Communist China in 1979.

      Wikipedia has interesting information on how the residents of Quemoy have utilized the scrap metal from the intense bombardment by the Communist Chinese "The PRC (Communist China) fired around 450,000 shells at the Quemoy islands in the conflict. The shells have become a recyclable resource for steel for the local economy. Since the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis, Quemoy has become famous for its production of cleavers made from PRC bomb shells. A blacksmith in Quemoy generally produces 60 cleavers from one bomb shell and tourists often purchase Kinmen knives as souvenirs together with other local products."

    Person ID I88  Master File
    Last Modified 8 May 2016 

    Father Jacob Lyman TATE,   b. 27 Feb 1893, Hansonville, Russell Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Mar 1923, Bramwell, Mercer Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Mother Nannie Zellette JOHNSON,   b. 22 Feb 1894, Maybeury, McDowell Co., WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1979, Oceanside, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 2 Nov 1914  Bramwell, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F1953  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Fair WHITAKER 
    Children 
     1. Cheryl Kay TATE
     2. Paula Dee TATE
    Family ID F1956  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Social Security Death Index.

    2. [S69] Johnson Family Bible.