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5 Fedor Sons WWII
5 Fedor Sons WWII  

William Fedor
William Fedor  
Mr Horrell,
Thank you for viewing my question.
   My father was injured in WWII and at the time was told he would receive the "Purple Heart". After the war was over he never received it. I have a home town newspaper article that states his injuries.
   I am trying to pinpoint down when my father sustained his injuries. Can you tell me how long it would take a newspaper to find out notifications of soldiers injuries.
   The article is about "5 brothers going to War and 2 being Injured" Also can you tell me how to go about getting his Purple Heart with just the newspaper article.

Thank you for your response,
Julie (Fedor) Hartmann

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Dear Ms.,
       Thank you for your question.  Also, THANK YOU for referring to me as "Mr. Horrell".  Good manners NEVER go out-of-style.
       In your question you typed "My father was injured in WWII and at the time was told he would receive the "Purple Heart"."  With all due respect, members of the US Military do not receive the "Purple Heart" for being "injured" but for being WIA (Wounded in Action) or KIA (Killed in Action).  
       In your question you typed "I am trying to pinpoint down when my father sustained his injuries."  If your father had been WIA, that FACT would be typed in Box #34 on page two of his Discharge Documents (WD AGO Form 53-55).  As to a date for when your father was injured, maybe his Medical Records, which may still be warehoused at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
       In your question you typed "can you tell me how to go about getting his Purple Heart with just the newspaper article."  With "just a newspaper article" no, I cannot.
       Good Luck with your quest.

  Respectfully,
   Richard V. Horrell
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Can answer: World War Two. Specifically, the troop transport ships that took US Military Personnel overseas & returned them to the US, 1941-47. Also, unit history of US Army QM, Signal, MP, Ordnance, Medical, Transportation & Engineer units that served during WW 2. The more obscure units are my specialty. If you have the APO that a Veteran sent letters from or received letters at, I can look up the history of that APO.

Experience

A lifelong study of WW 2, including participation as a WW 2 Re-enactor, 1980-2002. Also, interviewing over 400 WW 2 Veterans about their role in WW 2.

Organizations
AASLH, Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society

Publications
Over 800 Profiles that I have written for client's about their loved one's role in WW 2.

Education/Credentials
BA, History & Political Science (19th & 20th Century European History) Webster University, Webster Groves, MO.

Awards and Honors
Assisting the National Archives on numerous occasions during the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of WW 2, 1991-95.

Past/Present Clients
Respectfully, I do not disclose the names of the clients I deal with. I have a confidentially agreement with them.

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