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Tomlinson, John Leland


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/9/2007 at 16:30:58

Tomlinson, John Leland

Traer, IA

Serial No: 37783444

Born: Oct 17, 1925

Parents: Lester Tomlinson and Luella Bodle Tomlinson

Entered Army: Jan 9, 1945, Inf.

Training in US: Camp Hood, TX

Left for Overseas: From San Francisco, CA on Jun 7, 1945; arrived Leyte, Jul 9, 1945, 4th Rep. Dpt.

Overseas Training: Island of Panay, Jul 16 to Aug 1. Assigned 40th Inf. Div. 185th Reg., Hq. Co.; 7th Div. 100 Grp. Mil. Govt. 52 Mil. Govt. Hq. & Hq. Co.

Medals-Ribbons: Asiatic-Pacific Theater, Philippine Liberation, Victory, Good Conduct, Army of Occupation (Japan)

Returned to US: From Korea on Sep 21, 1946; arrived Seattle, WA on Oct 8, 1946

Discharged: Fort Sheridan, IL.

Rating: T/5

Months in Service: In US, 6-1/2; overseas, 16

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: Parents are buried in Buckingham Cem, Traer, IA (Buckingham Cem is online)


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