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Thomas Williams
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posted 2/8/2018 1:11:31 PM    Click here to view the profile for Thomas Williams  Click here to email Thomas Williams  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
any information about my Dad Thomas Walter Williams Jr

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posted 2/8/2018 7:31:27 PM  Reply w/Quote
quick check of 17000 man roster says he was in HQ Company of 56yj Armored Infantry Battalion. I will check further anfd you may hear from Mike Woldenberg, the historian of the 56th

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 2/8/2018 8:50:17 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello, the companies of the 56th Armored Infantry Battalion were not accurately recorded on the 17,000 man roster on the left side of the screen. Your Dad turned up in a special roster I have as belonging to B company.

Your Dad has a last name that turns up quite often.
One way you can help is to tell me if he was awarded
a bronze or silver star, or a purple heart.

In the mean time, go to BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES and find the 56th Armored Infantry Battalion books and articles. I will return with more
information.



harry dhans
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posted 2/9/2018 2:31:54 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I found his enlistment record.
Also a note that he received the Combat Infantryman's badge

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posted 2/21/2018 11:58:22 AM  Reply w/Quote
Yes he was awarded
a bronze star, and a purple heart.

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posted 2/21/2018 12:10:38 PM  Reply w/Quote
i have photos

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posted 2/22/2018 10:44:59 AM  Reply w/Quote
how can I get copies of anything found?

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 2/26/2018 7:18:57 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Please get in touch with Harry.

His email address in in the left hand box over the
message he sent.