Greetings, Joan Carey/Timmons !
This would be Special Order #3, as it pertained to the administrative Headquarters unit of 10th Field Artillery Battalion, which was an element of Third Infantry Division
The 10th FA BN was activated at Fort Lewis, WA, 1 Oct 40;
following training at Fort Ord, CA and in WA, relocated to Fort Pickett, VA, arriving 22 Sep 42;
staged at Camp Patrick Henry, VA, 27 Oct 42;
departed Hampton Roads, VA, same day;
NOTE: Would have sailed as a part of the Western Task Force, in a convoy of 105 ships. Three ships listed: HAYES,
AUGUSTA and SS CLEVELAND.
arrived at and assaulted Fedala, North Africa, 8 Nov 42;
assaulted Sicily, 10 Jul 43;
arvd. Italy, 18 Sep 43;
assaulted Anzio, 22 Jan 43;
assaulted Southern France, 15 Aug 43;
entered Germany, 13 Mar 45;
arrived NY P/E, 4 Sep 46;
arrived Fort Cambell, KY, 8 Sep 46, where itremained active for the rest of 1946.
Location at war's end, 15 Aug 45:
3rd ID, Salzburg, Austria
10th FA BN, St. Leonard, Austria
Depending on where/when he joined the unit, he would be entitled to a combat star on his EAME Campaign Ribbon for eachcampaign listed that he participated in.
Those will be included under the Awards and Honors section you mention.
Killed in Action,4,922
Wounded in Action,18,767
Died from Wounds,636
There were approximately 12,500 men in a division at a given time. With 23,375 casualities as listed, we are looking at a casualty rate of right at 200%. THAT'S HIGH !
Stephen E. Ambrose in his wonderful text "CITIZEN SOLDIERS"
states that the 3rd ID entered combat 15 Aug 1944, and was on the line for 233 days.
Add to that the following:
North Africa, 8 Nov 42 /6 May 43
Sicily,9 Jul 43 / 17 Aug 43
Anzio,22 Jan 44 / 24 May 44,
for another 200 days or so more line time.
This is only a "brief" discourse on this great unit's exploits.
Go to your GOOGLE Search engine,
which should provide you with much more.
Feel free to get back to me if needed. OK? Without charge,
Louie F. Turner.