Introduction and questions
Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 00:41
My grandfather was in the Utah Guard before Pearl Harbor. Shortly after he was activated and sent to Schofield Barracks. He was a member of the 25th infantry division as a medic. He has in his personal history the campaigns he was in. He was in Guadalcanal to relieve the 1st Marine Division. Then the island hopping, then training, and finally in the liberation of Luzon. He was awarded a bronze star and I will post the letter or citation (aside from a certain number of other medals gave you a bronze star). He was from Ogden Utah. I am looking for information on him and his unit. The book 165 days in Luzon has a drawing of an injured soldier being loaded onto a truck. One of his buddies sent him a copy after he couldn't make a reunion and pointed out that the picture was probably Joe Williams, as the circumstances were something he remembered.