I am trying to find out about my Dad's service in WWII. I know he was Battery C, 29th Battalion, he fired a howitzer, he entered January 28, 1944 and came home in October 1946. I want to know where he was and what battles he was in. I have written the Army and requested his personnel records. Is there anything else I should do? Also, I need help identifying his medals, ribbons, and crests (which I have). Any suggestions?
I believe you can find many stories and information on this site: http://www.29infantrydivision.org/WWII-Documents/29th_Division-110th_Field_Arty_Battalion-After_Action_report-44-June.html
If you want to find out where he was and what battles he was in you should hire a competent researcher to find this information in the daily unit records at the national archives. Most likely, your dad's service record was destroyed in the fire. However, there are researchers who specialize in reconstructing records and they can show you when he was with certain units(which will tell you what battles he was in), what his job was and what locations he was stationed at. Here is a link to a research group that specializes in this kind of <email>
Hello, I am trying to find out how my father can receive the medals he is owed. My father fought in WW11 at the battle of the bulge and was captured and spent his years of service in a P.O.W camp in Germany, he was ordered to walk along side the German tanks in order to deter US fighter planes from bombing the tanks. He was in the Army PFC captured in Dec. 1944 at the the Battle of the Bulge, and was badly beaten in the POW camp. When he was brought back to the states, family could hardly recognzie him, in fact, he could hardly believe what he saw in the mirror. He never accepted, at the time, anything because he felt he was just so glad to be alive with all limbs in tack. The only thing he did accept was a change of MOA on his discharge orders to Truck Driver 345, in order to help him get a job.n fighter planes from bombing the tanks. I and other family members have tried to get him his medals that he is deserving of. He is suffering from Parkinsons Disease I believe is due to the poisons he was given at the P.O.W camp. He was also unable to conceive children of his own with my mother due to the drugs given to him during that time as well. Blas Gerardo is my adopted father and the only father I have known and he is a wonderful father, he still continues to have a strong belief of God, Country and Human Beings. I am hoping someone can help me to get this wonderful man the recognition he deserves
First of all ,For what country did he serve , the units you have give was replicate in England and Australia but the date indicate the US.
give us some information and we may be able to help.
He was us Army
Write the National Records Center. Explain your relationship and request all available information on him. They are on line so I believe you can download the request form .