382d Infantry Regiment (element of 96th Infantry Division) = his unit
Inducted (underwent initial examination) 26 January 1944
Reported for duty at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 16 February 1944
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Infantry Rifleman, 745 (MOS administrative code)
Private First Class (highest rank held during active service)
Combat Rifleman (general eligibility for Combat Infantryman Badge)
Qualified as "Sharpshooter" with M-1 standard service rifle
Decorations & awards (in proper order of precedence): Bronze Star with "V" Combat Distinguishing Device (based on Combat Infantryman Badge) (not shown); Purple Heart (awarded for wounds sustained at Okinawa, 8 April 1945; award announced in General Orders Number 178 of 1945, Headquarters, 96th Infantry Division); Combat Infantryman Badge (not shown); Presidential Unit Citation (awarded after the war, not shown on discharge certificate); Good Conduct Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal with two bronze service stars (Southern Philippines & Ryukyu Islands Campaigns); World War II Victory Medal and Philippines Liberation Ribbon with one bronze service star* (see footnote).
Inactive service, Enlisted Reserve Corps, from 26 January to 16 February 1944
Departed United States en route to the Pacific Theater 26 August 1944; arrived in Pacific Theater (probably joined 382d Infantry in the Philippines as a replacement) 1 September 1944.
Departed Pacific Theater en route to the United States 27 November 1945; arrived in the United States 14 December 1945.
(*Philippines Liberation Ribbon. Awarded by the Philippines Government. Medal later manufactured and authorized. Not issued by the United States Government. If interested, I have access to a limited number. Contact me for price and ordering instructions).