Here's a little something I can add as well to this thead.....
As some of you know I am primarily a 29th ID/116th IR collector, which is why I have had this Ike for almost 20 years now....it belonged to S/Sgt. William David 'Bud' Orndorff (1901-1984), a local man (to me) who first joined the NG in 1923, took a break from 1933-'37 and re-enlisted in 1938....he was in Company I, 116th IR when they were called into Federal Service on 3 Feb 1941 and was in the Army until 5 Nov 1945 when he was separated from duty at Ft. Meade, MD.
I had thought for many years that he stayed with the 116th throughout WW2 but this was not the case. With the help of Geoff at Golden Arrow research (thanks Geoff! ) Bud Orndorff's records were retrieved and they show that in late 1942 or '43 (records aren't too clear here due to the fire and faded ink) he was transferred into the Quartermaster Corps. The records also pull together why the Ike is decorated as it is and why. As you can see it does have 1941-'42 vintage collar disks from his days in his home unit In Winchester, Virginia....Probably worn on the Ike out of pride for the home crowd.
From the middle of 1944-on it appears that Bud was in various Grave Registration Companies... some of the units listed in his records are the 3058th QM GR Co., 3207th, 306th QM Bn, and the 605th QM GR Co...just all over the place. HIs DD-214 has the 3807th QM Svc. Co. as unit, MOS is 745 (platoon leader).
I have to wonder if it would have been possible after D-Day for Bud Orndorff to have been part of a detail that would have buried some of his own buddies he knew in the 116th from back home; I can't imagine how difficult something like this may have been.
(Dunno why it's sideways..?)