I do not regularly monitor this forum, and was expecting that your reply would be noted in my regular email.Looking at the information, I see that my email address has not yet been changed on genforum even though I have twice tried to do so.
In any event, thank you for responding, and I will monitor this daily from hence.
My dad was in company I, 145th regiment, 37th division.He talked but little about the war when alive, and much of the information that he had in his chest when I was very young, I found missing after his death.I do know that he mentioned Bouganville, the Solomons, and the Phillipines.He was wounded on Luzon, 10 Feb. 1945, a day before his birthday. (He was born 1925).His wounds were severe, and he drew compensation in later life, and at his death at age 62, the VA determined it war related.
I remember him talking about the desert, (I assume near California?), as being the place where he took demolition training.He also told the story once of gaining his sargeant's stripes but losing them again before he could sew them on...more on that later if you are interested.
I would be glad to pay for any information you might offer.I have been working for several years now on my family history, and I know more about my gggrandfathers Civil War record than I do my own fathers military record.