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Request: Can anyone find info about my Grandpa (WWII Vet)?

Discussion in 'Military' started by quantum, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. Jun 9, 2014 at 6:38 PM
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    quantum

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    Long story short: My grandpa was a WWII Army vet and my dad has the flag from his military funeral. We got a shadow-box made and want to put an engraved piece on it with my grandpa's service info on it for Father's day.
    Can anyone look up my grandpa and find out exactly what his rank and other stuff was?
    PM me if you can look this stuff up. I know his full name, birth year, enlistment years, and entry rank and exit rank (maybe).
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Jun 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM
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    There is a form you can fill out online to get a copy of his discharge which should have his rank, medals, and ribbons. I'll try to get more info.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2014 at 6:51 PM
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    Perhaps this can help.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2014 at 7:01 PM
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    thanks, i don't have all the info they are requesting (SSN) and i can't ask my dad because it'll ruin the surprise. but thanks for the link.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2014 at 7:18 PM
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    If you know his outfit you can do a google search on it and can find a lot of info. While out hunting one day I found the tombstone of a confederate soldier out in the middle of the woods. I did a search on his outfit from the info on his tombstone and basically was able to track his service history. Good luck!
     
  6. Jun 9, 2014 at 7:22 PM
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    what is "outfit"? i know his birthdate, service ID, birthdate/place, enlistment date, and date of death.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2014 at 7:24 PM
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    You might get lucky by posting any info on when and where he served. This and any other forum you might be a member of. Also, if he had a military funeral, the funeral home may have info in their records. Military info is required to have special services.
     
  8. Jun 11, 2014 at 3:09 PM
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    By "outfit" I mean for example: 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit

    Within his branch of service, what unit was he assigned to? Once you have that, you can start your search there. Best of luck. PM me if you'd like some help with your search.
     
  9. Jun 11, 2014 at 3:11 PM
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    don't know his outfit, i know his name, birthdate and place, military ID and enlistment date
     
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