4th Armored Division men
#1

Hello folks,

 

Just wanted to share these nice pictures I obtained.

They're of men of the 4th Armored Division.

The pictures are big and show great detail.

 

MajorSgt4AD.jpg

Major Riebold (of Riebald) R Irving & Master Sergeant Joe Crown.

If I'm correct, Major Riebo(a)ld was in the 25th Cavalry Recon judging from his insignia.

 

Lt-4AD.jpg

Unidentified 1st or 2nd Lieutenant.

Too bad the photo had no name on the back.

 

If anyone knows more about these men, feel free to let me know.

 

Erwin

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#2

I don't know these fellas but my great uncle served in the 4th armored div.

 

 

Brooke

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#3

Hello Brooke,

 

Do you know what unit?

I'd love to hear more about it if you please.

And if you have a photo of him, please post it here. :armata_PDT_37:

 

Thank you,

Erwin

 

I don't know these fellas but my great uncle served in the 4th armored div.

Brooke

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#4

Erwin,

 

His name was Charles E Chambers but everyone here called him Sam.

 

I have only one photo of him but it was long after the war. I don't know anything about his service except for the fact he was in the 4th Armored. He passed away when I was 4.

 

I do have a copy of his DD214 paper. It is the only thing I have to go on.

 

Brooke

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#5

If you have his ASN, you can look him up in NARA online.

There are several soldiers with that name.

 

You could ask the IDPF 293 file at:

 

FOIA OFFICER, Department of the Army

ADMIN Section, ATTN: TAP-ALP-A (FOIA)

DCS Personnel & Logistics

200 Stovall St,

Alexandria VA 22332-0405.

USA

 

Maybe you knew about this already?

 

Erwin

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#6

I sent off to someplace (NARA I think) to get his medals last year. I did receive them, but on his DD214 there are 2 different numbers listed. I don't know which one is correct. It was just a simple typo with 2 numbers transposed but can make all the difference in the world.

 

They called and I gave them both numbers and he said, "ok thanks", didn't tell me which one was in fact Sam's.

 

Was this the same source you are talking about?

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#7

Hi,

 

No, this is another agency.

 

I'm glad you obtained his medals. :armata_PDT_37:

 

Erwin

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#8

FOIA OFFICER, Department of the Army

ADMIN Section, ATTN: TAP-ALP-A (FOIA)

DCS Personnel & Logistics

200 Stovall St,

Alexandria VA 22332-0405.

USA

 

So what kind of info could I obtain from this source? My grandad has been wanting to locate a copy of all his orders and where his unit was.

 

 

Brooke

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#9

Hi Brooke,

 

Besides the IDPF293 file - but that is for deceased persons - you might get additional information concerning your grandfather's service.

It is possible they will refer you to another service though.

 

It doesn't hurt to write them though.

As you are a relative, you might have more luck than me.

 

Director

National Personnel Records Center

Military Personnel Records

9700 Page Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

USA

 

Here, you can find the DD214 file, citations, General Orders and - if available - even a photo the soldier.

 

Greetings from Belgium,

 

Erwin

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