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Wignall, Robert Craig


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/9/2007 at 16:56:45

Wignall, Robert Craig

Traer, IA

Serial No: 37676452

Born: Jul 7, 1921

Parents: Frank A. and Zoe Ann Wignall

Entered Army: Aug 16, 1943

Training in US: Camp Dodge, IA, Fort Warren, WY; Army Service Force Depot, Columbus, OH; Camp Stoneman, CA

Left for Overseas: Oakland, CA on Mar 11, 1944; arrived Lae, New Guinea on Mar 30, 1944.

Overseas Training: Lae, New Guiinea, Mar to Sep 1944; Admiralty Islands, Sep to Oct, 1944; Leyte, P.I. Oct 1944 to Sep 1945; Luzon, P.I., Sep 1945 to Dec 1945. Assigned 1st Cavalry and 6th Army, 969th QM. Service Co.

Engagements: New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Southern Philippines

Medals-Ribbons: Good Conduct Ribbons from New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Southern Philippines; Bronze Service Arrowhead for Initial Landing of Phjilippines. Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars.

Returned to US: Manila, P.I., Dec 27, 1945 into Alameda, CA on Jan 13, 1946

Discharged: Fort Leavenworth, KS on Jan 22, 1946

Rating: S/Sgt

Months in Service: In US, 7; overseas, 22

Present Occupation: Furniture salesman

(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: Robert Craig and his wife June are buried in Buckingham Cemetery, Traer, IA. His parents are also buried there. Buckingham is on line.


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