Paterson, Adolf, 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1945-1946, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)/D Company
Previously Held MOS
AAF MOS 522-Airman Basic
1222-Tank Destroyer Unit Commander
Service Years
1942 - 1952
Foreign Language(s)


Second Lieutenant

Two Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Netherlands Orange Lanyard Honorably Discharged WW II French Fourragere

82nd Airbone Division 101st Airbone Division

 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
Dept of New Jersey
  2013, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Dept of New Jersey (Member) (Trenton, New Jersey) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired in New Jersey.
Other Comments:
-2nd Generation Owner of Charles Paterson & Sons - A Wood Floor Installation Co - Kenilworth, NJ 
-65 yrs Married to former Mary Jane Andy, Plainfield, NJ (deceased 2011)
-Father of Andrea (Suhaka), Bruce, Nancy (Zingler), Janet, Judy, Charles, & Karen (Thompson)(deceased 1999)
-Grandfather to Karen Suhaka, SSG Johathan Paterson (USAF), Nancy Paterson, Ryan Paterson, Katherine Paterson.

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Parachutist (Basic)
Tank Weapons

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Tank Destroyer Officer Candidate School (OCS) (Camp Hood, TX), A7
  1944, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Brigade, Infantry Officer Basic Course (Fort Benning, GA)
 Unit Assignments
USAAF 1st Air Force643rd Tank Destroyer Battalion ARNG, OklahomaAirborne School
2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment 505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 522, USAAF 1st Air Force
  1943-1944, 1222, 643rd Tank Destroyer Battalion
  1944-1944, 1222, Army Garrison, Camp Gruber (Joint Maneuver Training Center)
  1944-1944, 1542, Airborne School
  1945-1945, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment /D Company
  1945-1946, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)/D Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
 Colleges Attended 
Maryville CollegeRutgers University
  1940-1941, Maryville College1
  1946-1949, Rutgers University
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