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by ba_50
Fri Mar 13, 2015 20:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where are Iwo Jima hospital ship records?
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Re: Where are Iwo Jima hospital ship records?

He was a US Marine and was sent out to get medical treatment. He thought it was the Samaritan, but not sure. I was talking with a VA rep yesterday and he said a lot of records were burned and not brought back because nobody cared. Makes me wonder why they bothered in the first place, but then look a...
by ba_50
Wed Mar 11, 2015 18:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where are Iwo Jima hospital ship records?
Replies: 7
Views: 7193

Re: Where are Iwo Jima hospital ship records?

There is nothing showing him being wounded except a newspaper article which isn't considered proof. He refused a purple heart so his family wouldn't find out about it. He was discharged in San Diego, and went back to Peoria Il. He was told he could get one in Peoria, but when he got there they told ...
by ba_50
Thu Mar 05, 2015 17:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where are Iwo Jima hospital ship records?
Replies: 7
Views: 7193

Re: Where are Iwo Jima hospital ship records?

I got his medical records from the Missouri archives.

The hospital ship records should have information about his wounds, if I can find out what happened to them.
by ba_50
Sat Feb 21, 2015 19:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where are Iwo Jima hospital ship records?
Replies: 7
Views: 7193

Where are Iwo Jima hospital ship records?

Hi,

My Dad was wounded twice on Iwo Jima and I would know what happened to the hospital ships records that were there. The VA's military records are incomplete. Any other suggestions would help. Thanks. Bob

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