Thanks for the quick response! There are a couple things I am trying to solve besides just gathering information on my grandfathers role in the war.
We know that he was reassigned to the 423rd Inf., Co. F. (106th Div) sometime in spring of '45. In that time the 423rd was attached to the 66th Division for some period of time. I've also been able to get some info based on some APO's from a letter we have, that one of the APO's was HQ Delta Base Section, one was Marsielle which contradicts the HQ delta base section (which i thought was in the normandy area in france), and the other was Bad Ems, Germany (the location of the 106th in spring/summer of '45.
I guess a couple things puzzle me about this whole thing, is that his unit probably was non-divisional, and assigned to this HQ area in the communications corridor?, but he brought home a 75th Inf. Div. patch....
And his participation in the Buldge was something my father recollects him telling about, about how cold and bad it was. Who would I contact at the DOD, and what proof would I have?
The last thing, is that he was discharged PFC, but held the rank of T SGT. quite a demotion, wouldn't you say. We are looking for info regarding that. Are there any records that would list such a thing?
Thanks again for your help!
and regarding the Rangers 3rd basemen, steve buechele, he's no relation, although i should ride that coat-tail as long as it will carry me. I am from the Chicago area and it was cool when the rangers let hij go and he signed with the Cubs!