Re: Howto trace a dec veterens path thru Eur
Greetings from Fort Worth, TX, Carla M. Nappi !!!
I entered Jimmy's last name CORSI under SEARCH and came up with the following:
On page one:
CORSI, James V. PFC Serial number 32506485,
Date of Death: Nov. 4, 1944
Page two of the record reads:
James V. Corsi
Private First Class
21st. Infantry Regiment, 24th. Infantry Division
Buried at : Plot A, Row 12, Grave 172
Manila American Cemetery
Awards : Purple Heart
The second page includes a photo of the open type memorial with rows of white grave markers in the foreground.
If you haven't made this connection, enter:
Then, if you don't make connection, e-mail me an address and I will be pleased to mail you the copy I made, without charge, of course.
I hope this helps to this point. Beyond this effort, I plan to sendyou the unit's history, including campaigns, combat losses,commanders etc, if you want that sort of information.
Since you post his death date, I may be able to pin down the specific action which led to his demise.
Typically, engagements list action as related to individual divisions, hence, the narrative will center on the 24th.ID.
Sometimes regiments are named as related to a specific action. Which means that the 21st. IR may share the narrative.
Very seldom do I encounted lower elements such as battalions and companies named. So I do not expect to find anything on Company K.
I really don't have any sort of data which lets me seek individuals.
I do know that a second CORSI is buried overseas: Dominic CORSI, a sailor.
With my best regards,
Louie Franklin Turner