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Military History/351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division


My dad , Robert E. Bivins was with the 351 Infantry 88th Division, Luna Company. He was shot while in Italy by "friendly" fire.  His papers say Staff Sergeant Infantry AUS. He served at Rome-Arno. He received the Bronze Service Medal, ETO Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and three Overseas Service Bars.

His papers say Staff Sergeant Infantry AUS. He was a section leader of a light mortar company. The number 38213787 is on his discharge paper. Robert E. Branson was his Personal officer.

Depart date 11/12/43, arrive date 12/4/43 Africa is on his paperwork. It looks like it arrived back in the states after being shot on 6/4/45.

Would you know what "no time lost under AW-107" is?

Any information will be appreciated. Also, anything that you recommended to read?

Thanks Mr. Horell

Dear Ms.,
       Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "Would you know what "no time lost under AW-107" is?"  Yes.  Please refer to Box #22 & Box #24 on page two of your father's Discharge Documents.  The dates typed in both boxes should be the same.  That means your father did not request a delay for his entry into the US Army from the date he was inducted.
       In your question you typed "Also, anything that you recommended to read?"

The Blue Devils in Italy
by John P. Delaney
Nashville        The Battery Press        1988
    ISBN: 0-89839-107-5

You may also wish to read the Army Green Series volume "Cassino To the Alps".  A bit dry, but I always enjoy just the facts.  Lastly:

From Salerno To the Alps
by Chester G. Starr
Nashville        The Battery Press        1979
    ISBN: 0-89839-022-2

       Good Luck with your quest.

   Richard V. Horrell
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