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Re: Rifleman in AAF in WW 2
Posted by: Darryl Andrews (ID *****5691) Date: October 05, 2013 at 10:37:09
In Reply to: Re: Rifleman in AAF in WW 2 by Robert Johnson of 22578

The Purple Heart did not include an oak leaf cluster for a second injury since frostbite (actually trench foot) was not considered as a war injury. I did get my father's OMPF and it survived the 1973 fire with probably 98% of his records being available. I was able to trace my father's complete service history from the day he enlisted until the day he was discharged. The records showed where he was throughout the war and which units he was assigned. I was also able to determine from his records and correspondence with the Dept of Army additional medals, awards and medal device attachments that he was due. Because he was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB) he was also due the awardinf of a Bronze Star Medal (BSM) as per the 1947 Executive Order. It is the fourth highest medal given by the US Army. I have received all of his medals and awards from the Army and Air Force. In addition I have purchased every division patch, regiment DUI, AF patch, honorable discharge patch and pin, infantry collar pins, hat pin, overseas stripes, service stripe, and any thing else he would have worn on his uniform or been entitled to. I've mounted everything in a large display case which I can send you a picture of if you like. I've also typed a chronology of his entire service. I have pictures of the ships he sailed on as well as some of his commanders. All of my records fill up a 1 1/2" binder.
Thanks for your interest in my father's service,
Darryl Andrews


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