Many thanks to all that responded to my post in regards to PFC "LEORA A. "SPEED" EMERY. Although I am still uncertain in his unit designation on his servie record I am now leaning in this direction. I believe he was part of a anti-tank platoon in the 1st Inf. Div, 26th regt. possibly the 2nd or 3rd Bn. In his service record booklet he wrote the folowing "first date under fire" Nov. 1942 in Oran. "first fight date" Nov. 10th, 1942 Algeria, North Africa. "recollections" Arabs riding jackass's as if nothing had happen. I now believe he served with the 1st Inf. Div. from the beginning of the war and perhaps to the end of the war. Even though his seperation papers have him in the Anti-Tank Bn of the 395th, 99 Inf. Div. this may have been an clerical error, perhaps he returned to the states with the 99th but in a photo dated Sept. 1945 he is proudly wearing the 1st Div dress uniform along with his bronze star medal and CIB badge and other medals so he never considered himself part of the 99th. He departed from America on Aug 2nd 1942 and did not return until September 15th, 1945, he never enjoyed a furlough back to the states and spent a total of 3 years and 25 days overseas. He wore 8 bronze campaign stars on his theater ribbon with the bronze service arrowhead. As a side note, My wife found his sepeartion papers and honorable discharge after my mother-in-law passed away in 2006, until this time niether his six sons nor my wife knew any of this, someone once overheard him speaking about crossing a river in Germany while a barrage of enemy fire encircled their boat but other than that when I first spoke about his servive record the entire family just listened in awe. Upon returning from the war he was a local cab driver and married my wife's mother, even she never spoke about his wartime service, my father-in-law passed away in 1972 at 52 years of age due to sclerosis of the liver, my wife was just 8 years old. His personal account is lost to the ages but from after reading some very well detailed accounts of both the 2nd and 3rd Batallions in regards to the Anti-Tank platoons one can get a general idea that war is indeed hell.