Asiatic Pacific Campaign...Robert Oneal
I had posted on here before looking for info on my late father-in-laws WWII service. With no discharge papers to go all I had was the word of mouth of relatives..which now appears to be completely incorrect. In what can seems like a miracle..I now have the original WD AGO 53-55 issued to my father in law in 1945/46 time frame. It was found by an Uncle of my husband's who forgot he had it and by luck came across it when looking for something else. The paper had been stored for who knows how long folded and taped with scotch tape which has discolored in the paper in places. That I can make out.
Robert James ONeal, 13th Engineer Battalion
Looks like he was overseas from--Jul 43 to Sept 45
Battles/Campaigns: Aleutian Islands, Eastern Mandates, Southern Phillipines..GO 33 WD45
Ryukyus GO 40 WD 45
Appears he was injured twice..4 May 45 and 21 May 45, Okinawa.
Decorations and Citations: Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Phillipine Liberation Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster. GO 83 (55)
The document is creased on the line where military Occupational Speciality and No.. can't make out the first word but the 2nd one looks like Construction and the number O59?
Can anyone help with further info on these campaigns, medals etc? Is there anyone out there with family who may have been in the same time and area?