WWII/service record and medals
My mother recently gave me dog tags and discharge papers that belonged to my Grandfather, Neal Elam.He was a PFC in WWII in the 319th Inf Regt 80th Div. He served from June 1944 to March 1946 and was awarded the Purple heart and 2 Bronze Stars. Two questions: Is it possible to get his medals replaced? And, should I request a copy of his service record? I already have a lot of information from his discharge papers, will his service record provide anything that I don't already know?
I feel like I'm on the beginning of a great journey, since recieving these treasures, I have been glued to this forum, I just want to learn all I can about the era in which my Grandfather served.Thanks so much for sharing.
One very proud Grandaughter,