Klein, John, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Primary Unit
1942-1945, 114th Engineer Battalion
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Private First Class


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INDUCTED INTO THE SERVICE AT FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS ON JUNE 4, 1942. DEPARTED FOR OVERSEAS DUTY IN THE PACIFIC THEATER ON DECEMBER 27, 1942. UPON ARRIVAL IN AUSTRALIA, ASSIGNED TO THE 114TH ENGINEERS, 32ND INFANTRY DIVISION (RED ARROW DIVISION). TOOK PART IN ACTION AGAINST JAPANESE FORCES IN THE NEW GUINEA CAMPAIGN (SAIDOR; AITAPE, DRINIUMOR RIVER AND MOROTAI ISLAND), IN THE SOUTHERN PHILIPPINE CAMPAIGN (LEYTE), AND THE LUZON CAMPAIGN. AWARDED ASIATIC-PACIFIC SERVICE MEDAL WITH 3 BRONZE CAMPAIGN STARS, PHILIPPINE LIBERATION MEDAL WITH 1 BRONZE STAR, WWII VICTORY MEDAL, GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT LIBERATION MEDAL, PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT VICTORY MEDAL AND COMBAT INFANTRY BADGE. RETURNED TO CALIFORNIA FROM FOREIGN SERVICE ON NOVEMBER 2, 1945. DISCHARGED AT FORT LOGAN, COLORADO ON NOVEMBER 8, 1945.
   
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
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 Unit Assignments
US Army Garrison USAG, Fort Leavenworth32nd Infantry Division114th Engineer Battalion
  1942-1942, US Army Garrison USAG, Fort Leavenworth/HHC
  1942-1945, 32nd Infantry Division
  1942-1945, 114th Engineer Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
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