Could someone tell me someting about the 45th div?
By Michelle February 12, 2002 at 11:27:11
Is there anyone that has any family, or know of where this division served in WW2? My dad was in Company B 157th Infantry (rifle) 45th infantry division. I have all his service records, I think. But some of it is now hard to read. On his honorable discharge paper is listed his medals. Appparently he was given more, but this was many years after the war, and he had already died. What are these medals for? Silver Star,European-African-Middle Eastern theater Campaign ribbon with 5 service stars. What are the oak leaf clusters for with the Purple heart? Issue lapal button. I am not familar with the terms. He was a Sharpshoter rifle and combat infantryman badge 24. Platoon Sergeant. The place of separation was Fort Devens Mass. How do I find out getting copies of his medals? Or if there were more than what is listed on the paper work? Thank you very much to anyone that can tell me. Michelle