He wouldn't have been stationed on Leyte or Samar after April 1942 or before July 1944 (unless, of course, he served with Filipino guerillas). Suggest preliminary research before soliciting info from others, making necessary allowances for tendency to confuse, misconstrue, fabricate, embellish, etc. I call it BSS (B--- S--- Syndrome). Very common among lawyers, reporters and, especially, veterans. Very often results in needless expenditure of time and resources in efforts to substantiate events that didn't occur exactly how, where and/or when reported (if at all).