Ok, I found some more information: that name, 42 187 318 is suppose to be an army serial number, date of induction is 6 sep 44, military occupational specialty and no: asst sq leader 745. total lenth of service - continental: 7 moths 20 day - foreign 1 year 2 months 8 days. battle & campaigns: central europe go 33 wd 45 as amended. certificate of identification No z 442236, rating: ordinary seaman, date of shipment 1-24-44, place: maryland, date of discharge: 4-6-44, place NY, ship: SS George H. Dern, Official # 242699. recieved: wwII vistory medal, army occupation medal, good conduct medal, e a m e campaign medal, not sure what that means, or if its any help, but that's some more info I found. oh, and the name patrick jordan, capt signed the paper.
arm or service: inf component: aus reason & authority for separation: conv of the govt ar 615-365 15 dec 44 and rr 1-1 demob service schools attened none vo no 364
hopefully this is enough to help me find someone who knew him or someone who knows someone who knew him.