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So...is there a name in the Ike Jacket that ties it to the soldier in the posted documents and photos..?

 

The overseas stripes show he was overseas for 2-1/2 years and was in four different campaigns in the ETO......was he medically discharged in July 1944..? Doubtful he would have been in the ETO for any kind of occupation duty by the ribbon being worn......the Furman in the docs led a pretty interesting life for sure, but dunno how the Ike can be tied to him...(yet)

 

Also, the CDG fourragere, they were awarded by unit in the 29th, although there were small numbers of soldiers awarded them individually....

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24 minutes ago, AustinO said:

No combat unit patch?  It's possible he transferred to the 29th because of points and did not make it on any of their muster rolls. 

 

The HA for that ASN shows he was in the hospital from July 44 to June 44 (45) and discharged for disability.  He would show in the 29th MRs if he was injured with them.

 

There are other Furmans in the MR index.  Maybe the uniform belonged to a brother.

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43 minutes ago, postmanusnac said:

 

The HA for that ASN shows he was in the hospital from July 44 to June 44 (45) and discharged for disability.  He would show in the 29th MRs if he was injured with them.

 

There are other Furmans in the MR index.  Maybe the uniform belonged to a brother.

The only other Furman in the MRs was in a Med BN and would not have been eligible for a CIB.

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19 minutes ago, AustinO said:

The only other Furman in the MRs was in a Med BN and would not have been eligible for a CIB.

You’re right.  The other Furmans were first names.  Had thought I had seen another one or two last night.

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On 11/21/2023 at 10:09 AM, 29navy said:

Could be either typo or he used his middle name: 

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was wondering if anybody was able to decipher the "other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification" section on that card? 

Not sure what the first word is

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AxolotlHelmet

Although a bit messy, I'm pretty sure the word is supposed to be "scars."

 

Full Decipher: "Scars on right arm, also crown of head."

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On 11/21/2023 at 7:09 AM, 29navy said:

Could be either typo or he used his middle name: 

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Perhaps establishing WHO George FURMAN is would help to further identify this particular Leonard/Louis FURMAN?

Is there a way to isolate who George is in the wide world of George FURMANs?

 

Louis/Leonard was a BIG dude by today's standards, must have been giant by WWII standards.

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On 11/21/2023 at 7:09 AM, 29navy said:

Could be either typo or he used his middle name: 

44020_10_00016-02083.jpg

44020_10_00016-02084.jpg

 

Perhaps establishing WHO George FURMAN is would help to further identify this particular Leonard/Louis FURMAN?

Is there a way to isolate who George is in the wide world of George FURMANs?

 

Louis/Leonard was a BIG dude by today's standards, must have been giant by WWII standards.

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19 hours ago, Big Iron said:

 

Perhaps establishing WHO George FURMAN is would help to further identify this particular Leonard/Louis FURMAN?

Is there a way to isolate who George is in the wide world of George FURMANs?

 

Louis/Leonard was a BIG dude by today's standards, must have been giant by WWII standards.

It was his dad.  He is mentioned on the Captions of the photos I found on eBay.

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