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    • 2 hours ago, theron said:

      GO 33 WD  Means general Orders #33, War Department.  These orders were the 'authority' by which the credits were granted.

      The arrowhead, signifies an assault landing.  The Good conduct Medal was earned by not getting into any major legal difficulty with the Code of Military Justice during his time in service.  

      According to the Depart of the Army's UNIT CITATION AND CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT REGISTER  Pamphlet# 672-1, 

      --Anzio is listed separately for credit

      --No separate listing for Salerno.

      --North Apennines, Sicily, Rome-Arno,  Naples-Foggia and Po Valley are separate campaigns.   According to the Register, the 643rd received credit for Naples-Foggia, Po Valley and Rome-Arno.   It also received a Meritorious Unit Commendation dated 8 June 1945. 

      The 39th Engineer Combat Regiment received credit for:  Anzio, Naples-Foggia, North Apennines, Rome-Arno, and Sicily. It also received assault credit for Gela,  Sicily. (the arrowhead.) 

      Hope this helps.

       

      Theron P. Snell, Ph.D

       

       

      Well done sir !

    • Hello again Sam. I did a quick look in the online enlistment database and was wondering if the following record is for your grandfather.

       

       

      Field Title Value Meaning
      ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 36451752 36451752
      NAME EGGLESTON#EDWARD#J###### EGGLESTON#EDWARD#J######
      RESIDENCE: STATE 62 MICHIGAN
      RESIDENCE: COUNTY 103 MARQUETTE
      PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 6262 MARQUETTE MICHIGAN
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 12 12
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 02 02
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 43 43
      GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
      GRADE: CODE 8 Private
      BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION BI# Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
      BRANCH: CODE 00 Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
      FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
      TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
      LONGEVITY ### ###
      SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL # Undefined Code
      NATIVITY #1 Undefined Code
      YEAR OF BIRTH 23 23
      RACE AND CITIZENSHIP # Undefined Code
      EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school
      CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 316 Farm hands, general farms
      MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
      COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      CARD NUMBER # #
      BOX NUMBER 1084 1084
      FILM REEL NUMBER 5.146 5.146
    • 6 hours ago, seggleston said:

      I don't know if anyone keeps up with this thread anymore, but I thought I would introduce myself. 

      My name is Sam Eggleston. My grandfather, Ed, served in the 292nd with B Company. He never spoke of the war to anyone, including my father. All I have learned I did through some interviews with people my grandfather had served with, as well as some stories he had written to my grandmother while he was overseas. 

      Ed was from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. There, he married Winefred (Morton) and together they had five boys -- David, Paul, Bruce, Mark, and Brad. Three of them still live on the same road that they grew up on, which is the road I grew up on. 

      Ed's time in the military was never revealed to us other than his best friend during his time was Floyd Cook out of Illinois. My dad's middle name is Floyd in his honor. 

      I do have a Co. B panoramic photo that I can see about getting scanned in if there is any interest, as well as another photo with a smaller group of men with some names written on the back. 

      I really appreciate this outstanding thread. Well done, everyone. 

       

      Hello Sam, so glad to have you here on the forum with us! We certainly did have a good thing going on in this thread but I guess for now folks have lost interest. I still lurk here and still research the 292nd when I can.

      I have panoramic photos of Company's A & C and would love to have one for Company B. You probably have seen in the thread about the new museum at Camp Butner, NC (where the 292nd trained), I'm sure those folks would like to have one for their collection as well. I still have their contact information and would make sure they received one. I'm still keeping my eyes peeled for a panoramic of H & S Company.

      There are no rosters for the 4 companies of the 292nd that I know of, but I have been working on making some from the many documents and information that I have. Currently I have compiled 119 names for Company B. I did not have your grandfather's name on this list but will certainly add it, However, I did have a PFC Floyd G. Cook ASN# 36900233 which I assume is your grandfather's friend.

      I would be excited to have you share any photos or information with us. I still have much that I can share and would be glad to try and answer any questions that you may have.

      Have a good one!

       

      Randy

    • GO 33 WD  Means general Orders #33, War Department.  These orders were the 'authority' by which the credits were granted.

      The arrowhead, signifies an assault landing.  The Good conduct Medal was earned by not getting into any major legal difficulty with the Code of Military Justice during his time in service.  

      According to the Depart of the Army's UNIT CITATION AND CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT REGISTER  Pamphlet# 672-1, 

      --Anzio is listed separately for credit

      --No separate listing for Salerno.

      --North Apennines, Sicily, Rome-Arno,  Naples-Foggia and Po Valley are separate campaigns.   According to the Register, the 643rd received credit for Naples-Foggia, Po Valley and Rome-Arno.   It also received a Meritorious Unit Commendation dated 8 June 1945. 

      The 39th Engineer Combat Regiment received credit for:  Anzio, Naples-Foggia, North Apennines, Rome-Arno, and Sicily. It also received assault credit for Gela,  Sicily. (the arrowhead.) 

      Hope this helps.

       

      Theron P. Snell, Ph.D

       

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