I did find that information during a previous search at NARA.I also knew about the fire (one of my relatives also served in WWII and when I searched for his records, I was told they had been destroyed).
As far as the dog tags, in a discussion with my husband's aunt, she told me about a conversation she had with her father before he died.He told her about interrogating some individuals (she refused to say much to me about that) and that he specifically said he had been issued two sets of dog tags; one with his real name and another with a different name.
After his death, many of his things were disposed of.My husband was born after his grandfather died. He doesn't know much about him at all.I have some pictures, of him and a few letters from his time in North Africa/Sicily but that's about it.
For all I know, he could have been being dramatic. But from what our aunt said, he was dead serious--they stayed up talking well into the night about different things that happened during his time in the service.She doesn't recall a whole lot except for what I've already stated.
He was very mysterious about things during the war and even after the war.There are stories about him that make us wonder what he had been involved in.He had been out of the service for a while when one relative was stationed at a base during The Korean War.He and this relative were going to the base and the relative insisted Capt. Roberts wouldn't be let on since he wasn't military anymore and wasn't authorized to be there.When they reached the gate Captain Roberts opened his wallet and showed something to the guard at the gate--the guard saluted and let them both through.There were also times when he was gone for stretches of time...he supposedly worked for the railroad, but my mother-in-law and aunt were both quite young so they don't recall much.
I was just hoping to find out more about him--if anyone served with him or knew of him.I don't care to know about OSS (if he was even involved) or anything like that.I just hoped someone out there might remember or recall him, before it is too late to hear anything at all.We lose more and more veterans with each passing day and to hear some story about my husband's grandfather would mean the world to him.