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QUESTION: My grandfather served in the 121st Infantry and was wounded July 9, 1944.  He later re-entered the war but, I don't know when.  I have his discharge records and would love to gather all the information I can about his service.  I am so proud of his service and sacrifice.

If you are interested I can send PDF's of his discharge paper which includes his Army serial number, etc..

I think I have determined where he was wounded (geographical location) in France.  I think I even know the 6 digit map coordinates, etc..

ANSWER: Dear Sir,
       Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "121st Infantry".  I am familiar with the 121st Infantry Regiment, Georgia National Guard, an Organic Element of the 8th Infantry Division during WW 2.
       In your question you typed "I have his discharge records".  You are welcome to photocopy your grandfather's "discharge records" (WD AGO Form 53-55) then send the photocopies to me via First Class USPS.  Please include your e-mail address for ease of my response to you.  I will be my pleasure to share with you all the FACTS I glean from your grandfather's "discharge records".
       Good Luck with your quest.

  Happy Easter,
   Richard V. Horrell
    WW 2 Connections
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Delmus Houston Warren II - Separation Paper
Delmus Houston Warren  
QUESTION: Thank you for the response.  I saw an option to attach a file so, I have attached the Separation document.


Dear Sir,
       I acknowledge your follow-up.  I am disappointed that you did not follow my request & send a photocopy of your grandfather's Discharge Document (WD AGO Form 53-55) via First Class USPS.  What you provided via the internet is not of good quality & difficult to read.  Also did someone actually write upon a Primary Source Document?  
       In Box #38 someone wrote "? Maybe Sgt. ?"  No, a Corporal, as per what is typed in Box #38.  Please note Box #56, where your grandfather signed, indicating the accuracy of the document.  Pay for a Corporal, $66.00 per month.
       Your grandfather participated in four Campaigns:

Normandy          June 6-July 24, 1944
Northern France   July 25-September 14, 1944
Rhineland         September 15, 1944-March 21, 1945
Central Europe    March 22-May 8, 1945

hence the "w/4 Bronze Stars".  A Bronze Service Star upon a Campaign Ribbon indicates participation in a particular Campaign.
       Box #31 indicates that your grandfather earned a Combat Infantryman Badge.  The National Defense Act of September 1947 retro-actively awarded all those who earned a C.I.B. during WW 2 a Bronze Star Medal for Valor.  Has your grandfather or his family obtained his retro-actively awarded Bronze Star Medal for Valor?
       I suggest you obtain & read the following:

The 121st Infantry Presents the Grey Bonnets
by __?__?__
Baton Rouge, Louisiana        Army Navy Publishing Company        1946

which is the official unit history of the 121st Infantry Regiment, Georgia National Guard, during WW 2.
       Good Luck with your quest.

  Richard V. Horrell
   WW 2 Connections  

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