Sgt Joseph Szvetitz 20th enginers , 1340th company C
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Hello,


 


I am here on behalf of my Dad Sgt. Joseph J Szvetitz Jr who was in the 20th combat-engineers 1340th Company C. He participated in the invasion of North Africa, Invasion of Sicily and Omaha Beach on D-Day. He was captured in the battle of the Hurtgen Forest and broke out of a POW camp at the end of the conflict. While looking over his WW ll ribbons I noticed there is no CIB. From what I understand the CIB is available to be awarded to infantry. It is also my understanding that although they were Combat Engineers the 1340th were specifically deployed as infantry in the Hurtgen /Forest. I really would appreciate any information this group might have on this issue.


 


Joseph J Szvetitz lll

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#2

First off,  a warm welcome. Thanks for joining my forum. 


Oh boy, the CIB! Sorry to say, but that opens up an entire can of worms. If you can get through it, please read the info discussed regarding that topic, here on my forum. It's very involved and convoluted, to say the least. It's been one of my pet peeves since I began conducting research on my dad's unit, over a dozen years ago.


I look forward to talking with you regarding his unit and the CIB

 

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#3

Awesome to have a forum like this , yes I look forward to discussing this. Appreciate all your efforts,

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#4

You are very welcome. Love having new peeps on board.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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