Kenneth Ruppersberger was inducted from the state of PA into the 168th Inf. 37th Div. He earned both a purple heart and a bronze star. There is a monument in Sicily and in Rome. You should be able to obtain records from the NARA (Nat'l Archives Records Administration) Ask about Military AND Pension records. There is a fee for these records but often they give you all sorts of information. I know the fee has gone up and may be about $10 now. Good luck.