Thanks for the info, your definition sure does fit what I do know about my grandpa's roll in WWII.I remember stories he used to tell me about WWII.
I specifically remember him telling me that he arrived day(s) earlier to help "set up" for D-day. He had photos of burned out planes and other smoking targets (with a stamp marked CLASSIFIED or Top Secret on the back).One of the photos has my grandpa standing with other service men by a tent. He told me that after they pitched that tent they discovered a terrible smell overcoming the entire tent.It turned out they had pitched it on top of a dead enemy soldier's body (buried only a few inches from the topsoil they found when they moved the tent)
As kids we thought "eww gross..." as he told the story.At the same time we were in awe that our grandpa was a hero. I am going to try and get his military records to share with my kids like my grandpa did with me.
Also, I remember he said he was at IWO JIMA too.(for years that I was the only kid that had ever heard of IWO JIMA, all i knew was my grandpa fought there, other than that I was clueless about anything else on the war, until jr high history).
He also served in Korea, but only briefly. He was eventually assigned to a training/teaching position on the mainland, IA and/or CA areas.