Hi everyone.I posted earlier regarding my uncles who served in World War II.Thank you for providing me some info regarding websites for research.
I talked with my mother (who was 8 at the time of her last brother's death) and she is going to look through more of their papers and confirm their division.
They all three enlisted in the Army at our hometown of Jackson, TN. Edwin and Marvin in 1942 and R.G. in 1943
The eldest, Edwin Hendrix was with communications and was sent home from Italy in 1944 after the death of his second brother.
The middle, Marvin Hendrix was with the 117th infantry and was killed in Himberg, Germany,1944. We have some wonderful military press releases/newspaper articles regarding his heroic actions.A very interestinge of him and a fellow soldier (from Spokane, WA) who captured a pillobx and 26 German soldiers.He was awarded a Silver Star, among other medals for his actions. Marvin received his training in Georgia, because that is where he met his wife and brought her back to Jackson and married on my mom's sixth birthday in January of 1943.She stayed and lived with my grandparents until he was killed and then she moved back home with her parents as a 21 year old widow.
The youngest R.G. (Roland Garrett) was killed in France on July 31, 1944.I had said earlier that I thought he was in the 109th infrantry, but I was wrong because I know he participated in the D-Day Invasion.We have v-mails, letters, and the letter from General Eisenhower given to all soldiers participating in the great invasion. R.G. received his training in South Carolina.
I would just basically like to trace their company's areas of service.I don't imagine that anyone would know anything about them personally.It only makes me wish I had started about 20 years ago.