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azcard
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posted 11/19/2015 2:39:35 PM    Click here to view the profile for azcard  Click here to email azcard  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Mike, How do I get action reports. My dad was wounded and received a Bronze Star Jan. 1945.

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 11/19/2015 7:23:16 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello, After Action Reports (AAR) were written every month in each battalion Headquarters. They describe where the battalion was and what the various companies were doing each day or every few days. In some cases they are very general, but in others they are quite detailed. I have several of these reports, and so does the Museum. Some can be found on line. Google: COMBINED ARMS RESEARCH LIBRARY.
They do not contain information on medals. For that you need "General Orders." I found many General Orders in the National Archives in College Park Maryland. The General Orders contain a list of medals earned and the citations for Bronze Stars and Silver Stars, etc.

Let me know what Battalion your father was in. Also, his name.

Mike W

azcard
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posted 11/20/2015 1:12:25 PM    Click here to view the profile for azcard  Click here to email azcard  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Thanks Mike & Harry

Morse M Moore 771st Tank Battalion Company A
I have a copy of his DA 1577

harry dhans
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posted 1/6/2016 12:20:13 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
http://tankdestroyer.net/units/battalions700s/271-771st-tank-destroyer-battalion

might have to copy and paste