Need help understanding discharge paper
I need some help understanding what some of the information on my grandpa's honerabledischarge paper means or maybe the dates and information will be meaningful to one of you. Can anyone help me? I would like to know exactly where he fought and how he was injured. Is there a way I can find out what activity his unit (I'm not real sure what his unit is since I don't understand the organizational charts of the Army.) was involved in or how he was injured? Does this information give any clues?
Place of entry - Ft. Leavenworth, KS
Date of Induction - 26 Jan 44
Date of Entry in Active Service - 16 Feb 44
Pfc Combat Rifleman S M1 Rifle
Battles and Campaigns - Southern Philippines Ryukyus.
Decorations and Citations -
Asiatic Pacific Service Medal
Philippine Liberation Ribbon w/1 Bronze Star
World War 11 Victory Metal
Good Conduct Medal
Purple Heart GO 178 Hq
96th Inf 45
Wounds recieved in action - Pacific Theatre 8 April 45
Additional comments: Lapel Button Issued
ASR Score (2 Sept 1945) - 70
Inactive service ERC 26 Jan 44 to 15 Feb 44
*Cholera 20 Sep 45 Y Fever 4 Sep 44 (I assume these are just vaccinations)
26 Aug 44Pacific Theatre1 Sep 44
27 Nov 45US14 Dec 45
Grandpa died when I was a child back in 1979. He would not talk about the war and seemed to become uneasy if asked about it.
I was very close to him as a child. I just recently viewed this discharge paper and became very curious about the information contained in it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!