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Boldt, Lester E.

BOLDT

Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/7/2007 at 11:08:27

Boldt, Lester E.

Traer, IA
Serial No: 37439844
Born: August 17, 1918
Parents: Fred and Minnie Boldt
Entered Army: Oct. 21, 1942, Inf.
Training in US: Camp Roberts, CA
Left for Overseas: Camp Stoneman, March 25, 1943; arrived New Hebrides on April 9, 1943; Guadalcanal, June 5; New Hebrides, June 16; Randova, June 30; Munda, July 5; Guadalcanal, Aug. 2; New Hebrides, Aug. 4; New Caledonia, Aug. 30, 1943. Assigned 172nd Inf., Co. H.
Sent to Front: June 30, 1943, with 172nd Inf.
Engagements: Randova, June 30, 1943; Munda, July 5, 1943; New Georgia Campaign.
Wounded-Aug. 1, 19423, Munda, in left shoulder by enemy artillery shell fragments; compound fracture, loss of shoulder joint, other injuries.
Hospitalized Overseas: Guadalcanal Hospital, Aug. 2; New Hebrides Hosp., Aug, 4, New Caledonia, Aug. 30, 1943; back to US hospsital
Medals-Ribbons: Purple Heart, 1 Bronze Star, Good Conduct, Asiatic-Pcific Campaign.
Returned to US: New Caledonia Oct 7, 1943; Letterman Gen. Hosp., San Francisco, CA, Oct. 21, 1943.
Discharged: Schick Gen. Hosp., Clinton, IA, Nov. 3, 1944.
Rating: Pvt.
Months in Service: In US, 18; overseas, 7
B.A.R. in machine gun squad
Present Occupation: Farming


 

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