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Nation, Melvin A.

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Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 18:47:50

Nation, Melvin A.

Serial No: 6938148

Born: Feb 4, 1907

Parents: William and Mary Nation

Entered Army: Dec 27, 1939

Training in US: Fort McDowell, Angel Island, CA

Left for Overseas: From San Francisco, CA on Feb 24, 1940; arrived Honolulu, Hawaii on Mar 1, 1940. Assigned Co. 4, 19th Inf.

Sent to Front: March 1944 with 19th Inf.

Engagements: Battle of Hollandia, New Guinea, Pearl Harbor

Medals-Ribbons: American, 22/44, Asiatic-Pacific, 2 Bronze Stars, Infantry Combat Badge

Returned to US: Milne Bay, New Guinea, Jun 20, 1944 into San Francisco on Jul 8, 1944.

Discharged: Camp Livingston, LA, Feb 26, 1945. Rating: S/Sgt

Months in Service: 61 mos, 26 days

Participated in battle of Hawaiian Islands, Dec 7, 1941

Present Occupation: Employee Rath Packing Co.

Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)


 

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