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Posted January 03, 2010 - 12:20 PM
Posted January 03, 2010 - 12:27 PM
Unless you can access his records from the archives, but I can't recall how to do that off the top of my head.
SSGT, USMC (ret)
(looking for interesting info about 6.SS-Nord)
Posted August 24, 2011 - 09:06 PM
Hopefully, someone can give me advice on what to do here: I recently received a copy of my father's discharge papers from WWII. It was my hope that this would show that he was wounded during the war (this is what my mother and older brothers tell me). He had a Purple Heart for this; however, it was lost soon after his death in 1972. Unfortunately, the form states that he was not wounded. Since his records burned up, would his medical records show that he was wounded, or am I out of luck. How accurate are discharge papers? I'm not really looking for aswers as much as advice on what to do next in terms of getting his Purple Heart replaced. Thanks, Chris
Did he serve only one hitch? There can be some lag in recording a wound or receiving a medal. My Dad got the Bronze Star for actions in February 1945, but he didn't get it until 1956. You may not have the WD AGO that records his wound.
When you say his records burned up do you mean at home or in Army archives fire back in the 70's? If your fire was at home go to NARA.gov. They've got a link on their home page that will lead you through the process of applying for copies of your father's records.
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