RESIDENCE (DURING WWII):
✭ Northern France Campaign (25 July – 14 September 1944), ✭ Ardennes-Alsace Campaign (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945), ✭ Rhineland Campaign (15 September 1944 – 21 March 1945), ✭ Central Europe Campaign (22 March – 11 May 1945)
🎖Bronze Star Medal, 🎖Purple Heart, 🎖Good Conduct Medal, 🎖European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, 🎖Honorable Service Lapel Button, 🎖Combat Infantry Badge
There were 5 brothers, 3 of them farmed, and the 2 younger ones were farmhands helping the 3 older brothers. The war department stated that 1 of the farmhand (younger) brothers must go to war, but the family could choose. The elder of the 2 volunteered. Fred's enlist record states that he departed on July 3, 1944 and returned July 13, 1945. Fred never spoke about the war until his 96th birthday when he shared different stories and events that even 70+ years later he still struggled to process. He still slept with his pocket sized Bible that he took to war the night he died at age 96. Fred was such a kind and gentle man. He ushed every Sunday at church in his suit.
Sarah Kaus, great niece
File Unit: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946
in the Series: World War II Army Enlistment Records, created 6/1/2002 - 9/30/2002, documenting the period ca. 1938 - 1946. - Record Group 64 (info)
Brief Scope: This series contains records of approximately nine million men and women who enlisted in the United States Army, including the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.Source: aad.archives.gov/aad/