Greetings from Fort Worth, TX, Charles E. Higdon !!!
Your uncle Chester would have been in the 27th Infantry Division, which was a National Guard unit from New York State.
The division was activated into Federal service at NYNY 15 Oct 40.
Following training at Fort McClellan, Ala, Camp Forrest, TN and in Arkansas and Louisanna, it routed to Riverside, CA., for staging for shipment to the Pacific.
It departed San Francson P/E 10 Mar 42; arrived Hawaii 20 Mar 42 for training ; departed Hawaii 31 May 44; arvd. Saipan 17 Jun 44; arvd. Espirtu Santo 18 Aug 44; landed Okinawa 9 Apr 45; arvd. Japan for occupation duty 7 Sep 45; arvd. Seattle P/E 24 Dec 45; inactivated at Fort Lawton, Washington 31 Dec 45.
Central Pacific Western Pacific Ryukyus
Located on Okinawa at war's end, 15 Aug 45.
Killed in Action 1,512 Wounded in Action 4,980 Died from Wounds 332 Rate of casualties, about 50%
Days in combat, approximately 90.
My reference for the above:
WORLD WAR II ORDER of BATTLE Shelby L. Stanton, author Galahad Books, NYNY, publisher.
This excellent text includes a very good combat narrative for the 27th ID.
I hope that this fills in a few of the gaps for you and your family.