Looking for some help from folks who either served in the US Army, or have done this search-work themselves? Got my father's DD-214 (WW2 military) records recently. Unless you were familiar with US Army World War Two jargon/coding already huge chunks of his records are basically gibberish…
I would like to make a gift-presentation of his awards, badges, ribbons to him. However, solely based on what I can understand, there appears to be several errors and mistakes between what him records appear to show, and the awards, ribbons he got issued.
I have no problem if he did not earn a particular medal, ribbon, that's fine. But if he did earn three bronze service stars, instead of two on a particular campaign medal … if he earned the C.I.B. (Combat Infantry Badge), or a different qualification bar on his sharpshooter badge, I'd certainly like to make sure he gets them.
The records are in large part mostly hand written, but surprisingly readable, my basic problem I don't speak "the language" its written in (: Z ! Anybody ever done this kind of work whether for themselves or a relative? Not clear how to confirm this trail of bread crumbs. There are 4-5 errors which I think I've found so far. I certainly could be mistaken. Any army vets on site? Any serious researchers, military buffs?
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