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Wilson, John Ward (Jr)


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/9/2007 at 17:02:12

Wilson, John Ward (Jr)

Traer, IA

Serial No: not shown

Parents: John Ward Wilson, Sr and Anna Pearl Wilson

Entered Army: Aug 4, 1942, Special Service Atttached Inf.

Training in US: Camp San Luis Obispo, CA

Left for Overseas: Camp Stoneman, CA on May 25, 1943; arrived Brisbane, Australia on Jun 20, 1943. Assigned 12th Special Service Co., attached Base ORO PAY Hq. 40th Div., 96th Div., Hq. 77th Div.

Engagements: Bismark Archipelago, New Guinea, Southern Philippines

Hospitalized Overseas: New Guinea, two weeks, malaria

Medals-Ribbons: Asiatic-Pacific with 4 stars, Philippine Liberation with 1 Star

Returned to US: Yokohama, Japan, Nov 10, 1945; arrived Tacoma, WA on Nov 21, 1945

Discharged: Fort Leavenworth, KS on Dec 6, 1945

Rating: T/4

Months in Service: In US, 10; overseas, 30

Present Occupation: Farming

Researcher Note: John Ward Wilson Jr and his parents are buried in Buckingham Cemetery, Traer, IA. Buckingham can be viewed online.


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