Wow, you have been a wealth of info.... I looking for any tidbit of info on my father. He died in Georgia in 1948, when I was about 1 yr old.
Interpretation would be appreciated.... Here's all I know:
James Ralph Miller,born 1917-1948, Brooks County, Georgia. He enlisted in the Army on Sept. 17, 1940 at Fort Benning, GA.His military occupational specialty was Rigger 189.
He served inthe following campaigns and battles: Algeria-French-Morocco: Sicily:Naples-Foggi GO 33 WD 45: Rome-Arno: Rhineland GO 40 WD 45 He receivedthe followingdecorations and citations: European African Middle EasternTheater Ribbon: Five Bronze Battle Stars: Purple Heart GO 76 Hq 45th InfDiv 4/13/44 : Oak LeafCluste GO 245 Hq 45th Inf Div: American DefenseMedal: Five Overseas Service Bars.
He was wounded in action on Feb 16 1944 in Italy and again on March 16, 1945 in Germany.
He received an Honorable Discharge as Private 14 018 728Company C 120th Engineer Combat Battalion at Battey Hospital in RomeGeorgia on October 14, 1945.