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Wood, J. C.


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/9/2007 at 17:08:18

Wood, J. C.

Traer, IA

Serial No: 37194397

Born: Nov 20, 1914

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Jay Wood

Entered Army: May 7, 1943, Engineers

Training in US: Fort Lewis, WA; Camp Edwards, MA; Camp Carrabelle, FL; Fort Ord, CA

Left for Overseas: Fraom San Francisco, CA on Jan 24, 1943; arrived Townsville, Australia on Feb 18, 1943

Overseas Training: Cairns, Australia, Feb to Jul 1943; Gilli-Gilli, New Guinea, Aug, 1943. Assigned 532nd Engineers, Special Brigade Shore Reg.

Sent to Front: Sep 4, 1943 with 532nd ESB Shore Reg.

Engagements: LEA, New Guinea, Sep 4, 1943; Finschafen, New Guinea, Sep 22, 1943; Hollandia, N.G., Apr 21, 1944; Leyte, Philippines, Oct 20, 1944; Mindoro, Dec 15, 1944; Puerto Princesa Palawan, Feb 28, 1945.

Medals-Ribbons: Distinguished Unit Badge, Philippine Liberation with 2 Stars, Good Conduct, Bronze Arrowhead

Returned to US: Jinsen, Korea on Nov 3, 1945; into Tacoma, WA on Nov 16, 1945

Discharged: Fort Leavenworth, KS on Nov 27, 1945. Rating: T/5

Months in Service: In US, 9; overseas, 34

Honorary member of the Rats of Tobruk, 9th Aust. Div.

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.)


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