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Historycollector61

Hello I got these medals and dog tags on eBay for 70$. The guys name was Sidney Leo Elwyn. He was Jewish. Also included is some japanese insignia the guy got while in the pacific, his medal ribbon bars, and a WHOLE LOT of pins. I did not take pics of these but if y’all want me to I will. Can someone help me find his remaining family I want to return these medals. Here is a link to his findagrave profile and I did email the guy who added it but am yet to receive a reply.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/140090692/sidney-leo-elwyn
I would also like to know his unit he fought in. I believe he was at one point a captain because I’m the insignia are a couple captains bars.

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Mr.Jerry

With his service # beginning with an "O" he would have been an officer.  Did you ask the person selling it? Maybe they were family or know where they got them from. Sadly most kids today have no use for the artifacts of history that we hold so dear. But I wish you luck with your efforts,

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Historycollector61

Thanks I did ask the person buy they had no idea 

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shortsix

It seems your guy was a doctor in the Medical Corps.  I found this article - The Enterprise Journal (MS) - March 1943 -

 

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And then this wedding announcement - The Boston Globe - June 1946 -

 

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Draft card - 

 

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Veterans affairs death file -

 

Name: Sidney L Elwyn

Gender: Male

Birth Date: 28 Jun 1915

Death Date: 17 Feb 2001

Enlistment Branch: Army

Enlistment Date: 29 Sep 1942

Discharge Date: 27 Jan 1946

 

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Historycollector61

That’s really cool. I did find the guys son but he said that he felt the medals would be more safe with me as his kids would have probably sold them when he passes

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Historycollector61

I knew he was a medic or doctor as I have a lot of medical insignia of his

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