Jump to content
Chap15

How did the War Department, DOD notify Next of Kin?

Recommended Posts

Not sure about regulations, etc but would like to add I have my WIA father's Western Union telegram from the government notifying his mother. He was shot up April 11th 1945. The text said " he was slightly wounded", however a very closer look reveals the word "slightly" was pasted over the word " severely". The telegram is dated the 19th. The wounds were by German MG, through the stomach, groin, thumb, left and rt lower legs. He credits the rounds being AP for saving his life...10 pencil sized diameter scars, plus a bunch of ricochet scars, does not sound " slightly " wounded. He returned to the States by hospital ship four months later.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.