Att: Louie and Jack - Question??
Need your help
I was re reading a letter that I rec'd from the US Army concerning the medals my father had been awarded during WW II what caught my eye was this time around was the fact that they stated he was awarded a GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL for service from 1937 thru 1940 and then for service from 1940 thru 1943 ( he was also awarded Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart etc)
My question is all the records I have state that he enlisted in the National Guard early part of 1940 (Fighting 69th) and then they were mobilized etc.Is it possible that he was in the service prior to 1940 and if so would he have had another Serial #
I ready need you guys to help me out I just do not understand what is going on.