Elyard, Joe J., Sgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1939-1945, 745, 7th Infantry Division
Service Years
1939 - 1945

Sergeant


Two Service Stripes



Nine Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Davis
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Nov 03, 1978
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 






 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SERGEANT JOE J. ELYARD ENLISTED IN THE ARMY RIGHT AFTER HIGH SCHOOL ON 1 AUGUST 1939.  AFTER BASIC TRAINING HE WAS STATIONED IN HAWAII FROM 6 OCTOBER 1939 TO 18 OCTOBER 1941. FROM 25 OCTOBER 1941 TO 15 APRIL 1943 HE WAS STATIONED IN THE UNITED STATES. ON 21 MAY 1943 SGT ELYARD SERVED AS A SQUAD LEADER AND TOOK PART IN THE INVASION OF ATTU IN THE AEULTIAN ISLANDS AND FROM THERE SERVED IN SEVERAL OF THE 7TH INFANTRY DIVISIONS CAMPAIGNS IN THE PACIFIC. ON 23 SEPTEMBER 1945 JOE ELYARD WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED AND SENT HOME. I DONT HAVE MUCH INFORMATION OTHER THAN AT THE TIME OF HIS PASSING ON 3 NOVEMBER 1978 HE WAS LIVING IN LEE FLORIDA.
   
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment7th Infantry Division
  1939-1945, 745, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment/A Company
  1939-1945, 745, 7th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1943 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Aleutian Islands Campaign (1942-43)
  1944-1944 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Eastern Mandates Campaign (1944)
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Ryukyus Campaign (1945)
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