RESIDENCE (DURING WWII):
✭ 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)
🎖Good Conduct Medal, 🎖WWII Victory Medal, 🎖Distinguished Unit Citation, 🎖Honorable Service Lapel Button, 🎖Combat Infantry Badge
Arrived in Europe on December 7, 1944. Let to back home in possession with post mark date from APO unknown location. Waiting around for field assignment playing cards with fellow soldiers.
40 year service with B&O/Chessie System/CSX railroad at Monte Claire Shop in Baltimore, MD and Cumberland, Maryland. Loved to fish the Chesapeake Bay and was on the water every weekend during the summer. Chased Rockfish/Stripers from the surf up and down the East Coast from New England to Mid Atlantic States. Self taught wooden duck carver and gardener in later years after move to Western Maryland in mid 70s.
John & Rob Rider and Family
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/