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Pritchard, L. Wayne


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 20:20:31

Pritchard, L. Wayne

Traer, IA

Serial No: 37044567

Born: Aug 17, 1918

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd J. Pritchard

Entered Army: May 7, 1941

Training in US: Camp Claiborne, LA

Left for Overseas: Fort Dix, NJ on Feb, 1942; arrived Ireland on Mar, 1942

Overseas Training: Ireland, 1942-43. Assigned to "Red Bull" 34th Div., C.O. Hq. Det., 3rd Bn., 133rd Inf.

Sent to Front: Feb 18, 1943, with 34th Div.

Engagements: Tunisian Campaign, Africa; Anzio Beachhead, Italy; Salereno-Naples, Volturno River, Cassino, Rome

Hospitalized Overseas: Became ill in Italy. Flew back to Africa for hospitalization for 2 mos.

Medals-Ribbons: Good Conduct, Bronze Star for heroic achievement in Italy.

Returned to US: Naples, Italy March 1945; arrived Fort Dix, NJ in April 1945.

Discharged: Jefferson Barracks, MO in May 1945. Rating: Pvt.

Months in Service: In US, 10; overseas, 38

Present Occupation: Radio anouncer, Sioux Falls, SD

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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