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#1 Tbirdmatt66wv

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:15 PM

Hello,
My name is Matt. I am researching my Great Uncle, S/Sgt. Walter Gray Dickens of West Virginia. He was part of the Anti Tank group of the 141st regiment, 36th infantry, aka T-Patchers. He survived ww2, returned home in October 1945, only to be killed by a drunk driver 3 months later, December 1945.

His military grave marker states he was a Purple Heart recipient, but the National Personnel Records Center has no records of him receiving it.

Can anyone help?
Thank you,
Matt

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 11:06 PM

Matt,

 

Your G. uncle is listed in the 36th ID roster, in the Anti-tank Coy of the 141st IR. He was from Montcoal, WV.

For further details you should contact the 36th ID forum here:  https://www.tapatalk...ry-division-f1/

What was his Army Serial Number (ASN) please?

Hope it helps.

 

Dan.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:53 AM

Welcome to the forum! I joined because I was researching my GGUncle and my GGGUncle, too! Guess vet Uncles are a fun thing to research! Except . . . I started just to get a single pair of wings. Ended up doing two framed displays! :) hee hee

 

 

Don't know if you've seen this, but it has his PH and GCM listed on the back.

 

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#4 stratasfan

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:58 AM

Well, I can't resist . . . have you seen his draft registration card? I love these, as you get to see their signature and it gives their height, hair colour, eye colour, etc.

 

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Also, here is a link to his death certificate, if you haven't seen this, either.

 

http://www.mdnestor....alter022121.gif

 



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 04:10 AM

Here are newspaper articles about his death, which you may not have yet:

 

Charleston Gazette, 24 Dec 1945

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Charleston Daily Mail, 24 Dec 1945:

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Charleston Daily Mail, 30 Dec 1945:

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 04:11 PM

Replying to Stratasfan.
Thank you for the obit. I’ve been looking for that. Are you relation to this family? I’m having trouble proving he was awarded the Purple Heart. Can’t fond any records or orders for citations. Only reference is the headstone application form, but I don’t think the NPRC will recognize. It. I already got the rest of his service medals reissued.

I live in Cleveland, Ohio.
Thanks, again,
Matt.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:45 AM

Hello Matt! Welcome to the forum. Think you know now why this is the best forum in the net!




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