Rans, Louis, Jr., S/Sgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
059-Foreman, Construction
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1944, 059, Army Air Corps
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Staff Sergeant

One Service Stripe

Four Overseas Service Bars

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Washington Twp, Gloucester County NJ

Date of Passing
May 12, 2000
Location of Interment
Saint Mary's Cemetery - Bellmawr, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Honorably Discharged WW II

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 Unit Assignments
Army Air Corps
  1942-1944, 059, Army Air Corps
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Retired as a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 in Philadelphia Pa.  Survived by his wife of 56 years, Marguerite, they had 5 children, and 10 grandchildren.  A resident of Washington Twp. Gloucester County since 1987, Mr Rans was one of the 1st Veterans to be honored on the Washington Twp. Wall of Honor at the All Veterans Park. 
Other Comments:
A spirtual man his favorite prayer was "Jesus Christ" !   This prayer was said often, usually after something caught his attention.  His favorite pastime was eating, and his favorite foods were steak and lobster's.  He could always be found lying on the floor in front of the TV to watch the Phillies.  On his advice his second son enlisted in the US Navy in July 1966 to avoid the draft.  The logic being that even if sent to Vietnam he would be on a ship far off the coast.  His son was trained as a Corpsman and served with the 3rd Marine Division at Con Thien, and was awarded 2 Purple Hearts and a Combat Action Ribbon.  Thanks Dad !
 Military Association Memberships
Post 6332, Washington Township Memorial PostArmy Historical Foundation
  1990, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 6332, Washington Township Memorial Post (National President) (Blackwood, New Jersey) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2014, Army Historical Foundation
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