This is apparently meant as a memorial to Muir but you've overlooked a couple important points. Corporal and Technician Fifth Grade. This seems a minor point, and maybe it is, but, although these were the same pay grade and both terms came to be used interchangebly during the war, they were, nevertheless, altogether different billets. Also, more important, the 24th Infantry was never assigned or attached to the 5th Armored Division. The regiment, first organized in 1869, consisted of negro enlisted personnel under predominately white officers and performed garrison duty at Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Saipan, Tinian, Kerama Rotto and Okinawa Shima in the Pacific Theater during World War II. On 16 December 1944, the 24th was at sea, en route from the Northern Solomons to the Mariana Islands. Newspapers have a long-standing tradition of getting the facts garbled. It's always wise to do a little research before citing a newspaper item - or any source, for that matter.