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Article about: This gets better and better after finding a live grenade in my garden I have now just found this dog tag not sure if its ww2 or not? Could anybody point me in the right direction as to findi

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    This gets better and better after finding a live grenade in my garden I have now just found this dog tag not sure if its ww2 or not? Could anybody point me in the right direction as to finding any info about this guy?
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    Heres your guy!


    Field Title

    Value

    Meaning

    ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 34431619 34431619
    NAME STINSON#BUFORD#B######## STINSON#BUFORD#B########
    RESIDENCE: STATE 46 NORTH CAROLINA
    RESIDENCE: COUNTY 097 IREDELL
    PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 4711 CP CROFT SOUTH CAROLINA
    DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 17 17
    DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 09 09
    DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 42 42
    GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
    GRADE: CODE 8 Private
    BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION BI# Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
    BRANCH: CODE 00 Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
    FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
    TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
    LONGEVITY ### ###
    SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
    NATIVITY 46 NORTH CAROLINA
    YEAR OF BIRTH 20 20
    RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
    EDUCATION 8 4 years of college
    CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 031 Teachers (secondary school) and principals
    MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
    COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men)
    CARD NUMBER # #
    BOX NUMBER 0798 0798
    FILM REEL NUMBER 3.220 3.220

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    So he was ww2! An educated man, 4 years of college and a Teacher before the war. Maybe he used to live in your house? I would keep digging my friend

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    Quote by Bill T View Post
    So he was ww2! Maybe he used to live in your house? I would keep digging my friend
    With caution.......remember the nade'

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    Quote by Davidcwjones View Post
    With caution.......remember the nade'
    haha very true, very true. I'm surprised the authorities didn't metal detect the garden after the grenade incident

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    Thanks for the info,I asked them if there were going to have a futher look and they said no! And if I find anymore just call the police!



    Wow im finding more!!!!
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    haha I figured you would find some more. Makes you wonder why he chose to bury his wartime personal items? If he only knew that years later a collector of these items would find them........

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    I know how bizarre!

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    A bit more information about Buford Bryson Stinson
    First off, here is a link to his enlistment records which Bill T has already posted:
    NARA - AAD - Display Full Records - Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Enlistment Records)

    Added info:
    His full name was Buford Bryson Stinson, born 7th October 1920 and passed away 17 January 2004. He was from North Carolina.
    He was a Sergeant in the US Army, and was at some time wounded in action. I have so far been unable to which unit he was in etc, but that can probably be found out by contacting a museum or archive/local library in NC, or possibly go through the units that were in your area during the war and hope for the best.

    With a bit of luck and effort, you can probably find his relatives as well.

    I think I should add that he should not be confused with a Leslie Buford Stinson who was a Navy pilot killed in action during WW2, he was from Tennessee.

    Picture and site for his grave:
    Buford Bryson Stinson (1920 - 2004) - Find A Grave Memorial
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    Good luck!
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Excellent researching!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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