Maybe I didn't explain the situation right. I started out with the info from the stone at the grave.It read that he was born on 9/30/1913 and died 8/21/1943.And contacted the militery for the records. They sent me back a form saying he served from 4/30/1938 till 7/24/1940. And was released with an honerable discharge.
Cemetery had no further info other than what was on the stone. The army says the records were probably destroyed in that famous fire in 1973.
Now the family story goes that he died overseas, during WW 2. But we've found several stories not to be excatly as they happened.
Now to add to the mystrey, the army has his name listed on the memorial slated for Wash DC next year. In addition to his home town. And I have found documentation saying that he died during non-combat.
One of my thought were there were two individuals from the same little county on the eastern shore of MAryland witht he same name.
Except that the ID number for both things are the same.
So now I am lost. I would like to find the death certificate, one of my questions are if someone dies while serving overseas, where would the death certificate be filed? And if the records were destroyed in the fire would there be any other place that might have documents? And since he is at a reqular cemetery with his parents. Where do I contact for the records for the stone, in case the army paid for it.
I know this is alot, but it is complicated. And when I explain it I even get confused.