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Safley, John (Jack) Gilmore


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 22:04:08

Safley, John (Jack) Gilmore

Traer, IA

Serial No: 37112663

Born: Feb 9, 1920

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Safley

Entered Army: Feb 4, 1942, Inf.

Training in US: Camp Wolters, TX

Left for Overseas: Fort McDowell, CA on Jun 7, 1942; arrived Pearl Harabor Jun 15, 1942. Assigned 24TH Div., Anti-Tank Co., 7th Div., 767th Tank Bn.

Sent to Front: Jan 31, 1944, 7th Div.

Engagements: Eastern Mandates, Jan 31, 1944; Leyte (Philippines) Oct 20, 1944; Okinawa (Ryukyus) May 1, 1945

Hospitalized Overseas: Philippines, malaria, 3 days; Philippines, yellow jaundice, 23 days

Medals-Ribbons: Good Conduct, Philippine Liberation with 2 Bronze Stars, Asiatic-Pacific with 3 Stars, Bronze Arrowhead

Returned to US: From Pearl Harbor on Aug 6, 1945; arrived Fort Lawton, WA on Aug 16, 1945

Discharged: Fort Leavenworth, KS on Aug 20, 1945

Rating: Sgt.

Months in Service: In US, 4 mos. 9 days; overseas, 38 months, 10 days

Present Occupation: Farming

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

Researcher Note: John is buried in the Buckingham Cem, Traer, IA. He died 15 Dec 1962. Buckingham Cem is online.


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