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Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Military Records Free Trial
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2007 07:36:44 -0700 (PDT)
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Hello, My Uncle was wounded in WWII at Normandy. My question is are there any list of wounded soldiers during WWII? Thank You, Jewel

Nan Brennan <> wrote: Karen,

I noticed in the past that one or two of my Iowa relatives were
listed as signed on in other states where they didn't live.
I don't know how to explain that. Could it be that their final
enlistment papers were finalized after they were on base in Oregon?

I doubt if you are doing anything wrong.....most likely the digital
database, being newly processed and updated, is both incomplete and
many errors. I would encourage you to write Ancestry on the error
you did find. It can't do any harm either to tell them the names of
the ones that are missing.

I'd be happy to do a backup/second look for you checking variant
spellings etc, so just give me names etc.
You might want to do that first.


On May 31, 2007, at 10:24 PM, wrote:

> I have been trying to find information in the military records for
> 10 people
> (WWII-Korea-Vietnam). The only one I have found is for the one
> person that
> was killed but the information is not correct. I know I have the
> right
> record in spite of the fact that he is listed as being from
> Oregon. I know for a
> fact that he was never in the state. He is not listed on the site
> for medals
> awarded, yet I have a picture of Gen Westmorland pinning the medal
> on him &
> other medals awarded him at his memorial. 8 of my 10 were
> born/raised/departed from Iowa for the service - Army & Marines.
> Unable to find 7 of those &
> the one I did find has so many discrepancies, it may not be the
> right record.
> He served in the Army & Marines & was wounded in the Marines &
> sent home but
> he does not appear on the wounded list or any Marine list. I see a
> few Iowa
> people on different lists but just a few. Is it possible Iowa has
> not been
> copied or released or is my real problem the fact that I'm trying
> to locate
> people that are alive? There are possibly 2 that may not be
> published because
> of the high security jobs they were in while on active duty but
> there should
> be no reason that the others aren't published. I still have 4
> others to start
> searching from CA, PA, IL (IL - 1 Army & 1 Navy both deceased in
> the past
> few years - brothers who served in WWII). Any help or suggestions
> on what's
> loaded in the newly released military files would be appreciated or
> what am I
> doing wrong?. I'm trying to get this done by 6/6 during the free
> period.
> Thanks - Karen
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