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Article about: Norman's Obituary and headstone. Norman Lee Alford (1920 - 1994) - Find A Grave Memorial Birth: Jun. 2, 1920 Eugene Lane County Oregon, USA Death: Oct. 2, 1994 Eugene Lane County Oregon, USA

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    Hey gang!

    I picked up this piece today. It was accompanied by the envelope in which it was shipped back to the gentleman's wife.

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    Really nice, can't get much better than that...It's always interesting to see the new things that come into your shop!
    cheers, Glenn

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    Very cool Item! I have one of these myself but not with the accompanying packaging it was sent home in! That would look cool framed up next to the flag.

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    Great flag ! You do get some gems. I need to move
    down to your neck of the woods.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    That is a very nice historical Yosegaki flag. Which may be an owner of a IJN SNLF!

    On the right side wrote: メナド敵前上陸 (Landed on Enemy Frontline at Manado).

    Also the immediate next wrote: 一月十九日 スラバヤ敵前上陸 ( Jan 19th Landed on Enemy Frontline at Surabaya).

    Finally, on far left wrote: 二月十日 マカッサル敵前上陸 (Feb 10th Landed on Enemy Frontline at Makassar).

    All three invasion were conducted by the IJN.

    It would be nice to see it framed.

    Fantastic find, congrats!

    Best regards,
    Taka

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    Very cool piece!

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    Wow its rare to see the actual package it was mailed home in usually that gets thrown away, very cool.

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    APO 159: Sansapor, New Guinea

    640th Tank Destroyer Battalion

    --Guy

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    Nara listing for Norman L. Alford

    Field Title Value Meaning
    ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 39339283 39339283
    NAME ALFORD#NORMAN#L######### ALFORD#NORMAN#L#########
    RESIDENCE: STATE 95 OREGON
    RESIDENCE: COUNTY 039 LANE
    PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 9580 PORTLAND OREGON
    DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 25 25
    DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 08 08
    DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 43 43
    GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
    GRADE: CODE 8 Private
    BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION NO# No branch assignment
    BRANCH: CODE 02 No branch assignment
    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 95 OREGON
    YEAR OF BIRTH 21 21
    RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
    EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school
    CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 891 Undefined Code
    MARITAL STATUS 2 Married
    COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men)
    CARD NUMBER # #
    BOX NUMBER 1424 1424
    FILM REEL NUMBER 6.190 6.190

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    You guys are awesome! I really appreciate the information! I plan to research further tomorrow.

    Any other info you guys have would be greatly appreciated.

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