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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Service Years
1943 - 1953
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Home State
California
Second Lieutenant

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Rifle
Pistol

Location
California
Aug 19, 1983
Service to 1953
Korean War
Description
The Korean War; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China came t... More
1950 - 1953
US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Location
CA/NV Officer Reserves - California
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Second Lieutenant
1946 - 1953
5th Infantry Division
5th Infantry Division
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Location
Camp Cambell - Kentucky
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
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Second Lieutenant
1946 - 1946
Bronze Star
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
By General Orders CIB
1946
1st Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment
1st Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Location
Germany - Germany
MOS
1543-Infantry Heavy Mortar Unit Commander
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Second Lieutenant
1945 - 1946
Officer Candidate School (OCS) Ground Force Training Center, France
Officer Candidate School (OCS) Ground Force Training Center, France
Rank
Officer Candidate
Location
OCS-8 - France
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
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Officer Candidate
1945 - 1945
335th Replacement Battalion
335th Replacement Battalion
Rank
Officer Candidate
Location
Paris - France
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
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Officer Candidate
1945 - 1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Comments
VE Day 1945
1945
Army of Occupation Medal 1945-1990
Criteria
The Army of Occupation Medal is a military award of the United States military which was established by the United States War Department on 5 April 1946. The medal was created in the aftermath of the ... More
Comments
Occupation Duty Cologne Area
1945
Netherlands Bronze Lion Medal
Criteria
The Bronze Lion is a high Royal Dutch award, intended for servicemen who have shown extreme bravery and leadership in battle favouring The Netherlands
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Paci... More
1945 - 1945
Advance to the Rhine
Description
Before Eisenhower ordered his troops across Germany's traditional boundary, he gave the order to clear the area west of the Rhine River (and south of the Maas and Waal rivers in the Netherlands). The ... More
Memories
ACROSS THE RHINE

First the Roer River

Two weeks after the Germans had flooded the Roer, the river was



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1945 - 1945
Advance to the Rhine
Description
Before Eisenhower ordered his troops across Germany's traditional boundary, he gave the order to clear the area west of the Rhine River (and south of the Maas and Waal rivers in the Netherlands). The ... More
1945 - 1945
Saar River Crossing
Description
At 0630 hours, 22 February 1945, the 301st and 302nd Infantry Regiments of the 94th Infantry Division conducted a hasty river crossing across the Saar River between Taben and Stadt under the cover of ... More
1945 - 1945
Operation Plunder
Description
Beginning on the night of 23 March 1945, Operation Plunder was the crossing of the River Rhine at Rees, Wesel, and south of the Lippe River by the British 2nd Army, under Lieutenant-General Miles Demp... More
Memories

Wesel

Late February 1945, a fundamental problem confronting the Allies was the choice of suitable c


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1945 - 1945
Battle of the Ruhr Pocket
Description
The Ruhr Pocket was a battle of encirclement that took place in late March and early April 1945, near the end of World War II, in the Ruhr Area of Germany. It marked the end of major organized resista... More
1945 - 1945
Central Europe Campaign (1945)
Description
(Central Europe Campaign 22 March to 11 May 1945) Following the Battle of the Bulge the Allies had pushed through to the Rhine. On 22 March 1945 they began their assault across the river, and by I Apr... More
Memories
CENTRAL EUROPE

The Ninth Army drove ahead on a broad front. In the vanguard was the powerful ?Hill on

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1945 - 1945
Elbe Day, April 25, 1945
Description
Elbe Day, April 25, 1945, is the day Soviet and American troops met at the River Elbe, near Torgau in Germany, marking an important step toward the end of World War II in Europe. This contact between ... More
1945 - 1945
35th Infantry Division
35th Infantry Division
Rank
Private First Class
Location
St Lo - France
MOS
745-Rifleman
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Private First Class
1944 - 1945
2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment
2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment
Rank
Sergeant
Location
Belgum, Holland, Luxomberg, France - Belgium
MOS
814-Operations NCO
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Sergeant
1944 - 1945
Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
Description
(Rhineland Campaign 15 September 1944 to 21 March 1945) Attempting to outflank the Siegfried Line, the Allies tried an airborne attack on Holland on 17 September 1944. But the operation failed, and th... More
1944 - 1945
Battle of the Bulge
Description
The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France and Luxembourg o... More
Memories
ARDENNES FOREST
Battle of the Bulge

During late September and early October the 137th Infantry Regimen


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1944 - 1945
World War II
Description
Overview of World War II 

World War II killed more people, involved more nations, and cost more money than any other war in history. Altogether, 70 million people served in the armed forces during th
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1941 - 1945
World War II
Description
Overview of World War II 

World War II killed more people, involved more nations, and cost more money than any other war in history. Altogether, 70 million people served in the armed forces during th
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People You Remember
MEN of the 137th INFANTRY REGIMENT

Capt. Jack L. Smith, Maj. Robert L. Stephenson, Lt. Col George T.

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Memories
137th Infantry Regiment: 35th Infantry Division.

Countries, Cities, Towns, And Villages the Regiment

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1941 - 1945
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
November 1944 Northern France Shrapnel Wound
1944
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
Fremstoff Germany 137th Inf Regt, 35th Inf Div 1944
1944
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six continuous months during a period of military operat... More
Description
137th Inf Regt 1944
1944
Army Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Army Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted members of the Army who distinguish themselves by exemplary behavior, efficiency and fidelity during a specified period of conti... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1944
Europe/African/Middle Eastern Campaign
Criteria
The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, ... More
Comments
Northern France
1944
Europe/African/Middle Eastern Campaign
Criteria
The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, ... More
Comments
Battle of the Bulge/Alasie
1944
Europe/African/Middle Eastern Campaign
Criteria
The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, ... More
Comments
Rhineland
1944
Europe/African/Middle Eastern Campaign
Criteria
The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, ... More
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Centeral Europe
1944
French Croix De Guerre WWII
Criteria
The Croix de Guerre 1939-1945 (War Cross 1939-1945) is a French military decoration, a version of the Croix de Guerre created on September 26, 1939, to honour people who fought with the Allies against... More
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Unit Award
1944
Belgium Croix De Guerre (WWI)
Criteria
The Belgian Croix de Guerre is awarded for bravery or other military virtue on the battlefield. The award was re established on 20 July 1940 by the Belgian government in exile for recognition of brave... More
Comments
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1944
Operation Cobra
Description
Operation Cobra (25–31 July 1944) was the codename for an offensive launched by the First United States Army seven weeks after the D-Day landings, during the Normandy Campaign of World War II. America... More
1944 - 1944
Northern France Campaign (1944)
Description
(Northern France Campaign 25 July to 14 September 1944) Bombardment along a five-mile stretch of the German line enabled the Allies to break through on 25 July. While some armored forces drove southwa... More
Memories
THE SIEGFRIED LINE
NOVEMBER 1944

The American Third Army, reinforced to three Corps (nine Divisions, t


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1944 - 1944
Operation Luttich
Description
Operation Lüttich was a codename given to a German counterattack during the Battle of Normandy, which took place around the American positions near Mortain from 7 August to 13 August 1944. (Lüttich is... More
1944 - 1944
Falaise Pocket
Description
The Falaise Pocket or Battle of the Falaise Pocket (12–21 August 1944) was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War. A pocket was formed around Falaise, Calvados in wh... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Arracourt
Description
The Battle of Arracourt (18–29 September 1944) was a major clash between U.S. and German armored forces near the town of Arracourt, Lorraine, France, during the Second World War. As part of a countero... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Metz
Description
The Battle of Metz (27 September - 13 December 1944) was a three-month battle fought between the United States Army and the German Army during World War II. It took place at the city of Metz following... More
1944 - 1944
HHC, 3rd Battalion, 144th Infantry
HHC, 3rd Battalion, 144th Infantry
Rank
Private First Class
Location
Camp Van Dorn, MS - Mississippi
MOS
610-Antitank Gun Crewman
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Private First Class
1943 - 1944
Basic Training (Camp Roberts, CA)
School
Basic Training (Camp Roberts, CA)
1943
Basic Training (Camp Upton Yaphank, NY), C
School
Basic Training (Camp Upton Yaphank, NY)
Company
C
1943
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Comments
Camp Van Dorn, MS
1943
Service from 1943

 
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