Pvt Francis Andrews served as a scout with the 142nd Infantry , 36th Infantry Division ( The T-Patchers ). He was a replacement , arriving in Europe in November 1944 . He endured 2 months of combat until he was wounded and captured on January 29th, 1945. He earned a CIB and a Purple Heart during that time.
He spent the rest of the war in Stalag VA and VIIA until he was liberated .
His Purple Heart is officially large machine engraved , is in the original shipping box , and is accompanied by the original engraving order from the PQMD.
Edited by KASTAUFFER, 25 May 2008 - 04:40 PM.