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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Military Records Free Trial
Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2007 01:45:00 -0500
References: <738511.47226.qm@web81801.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <738511.47226.qm@web81801.mail.mud.yahoo.com>


Jewel,

Yes, there are casualty records in the Military database at
Ancestry.com.
And right now it is still free to non-members....for a few more days.

Nan

On Jun 1, 2007, at 9:36 AM, JEWEL BROWN wrote:

> 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.
>
> Nan
>
> 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
>> (mailto:)
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>>
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