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How can you find more info on service history?

Discussion in 'US Army Forum' started by jdavionic, May 16, 2010.

  1. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

    May 1, 2008
    As I watched Saving Private Ryan with my oldest daughter, I told her about her uncle (I think it's actually called great uncle since it's my wife's uncle). Unfortunately we don't know much about his history. Here's what we do know.

    He was born on May 30, 1917. After graduating from High School, he served four years and two months in the 29th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army during World War II. He landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and was interned for eight months as a prisoner-of-war. He was a Purple Heart recipient and life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

    Like many, he never discussed his service. When he returned, he would never talk about it. His wife died not long after him. So the family really doesn't know about his service. Is there some way to find out more details?

    Thanks for your help.