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Article about: I note from the enlistment record of Arthur J Petit (31417561) that he enlisted in Springfield, MA and that he was married. This ties in nicely with the Jewish servicemen's card above (Sprin

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    Does anyone know a way to research named US medals?

    Thanks!

    Michael
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    I'm starting to learn how to do this as well. One place you can start it The National Archives NARA - AAD - Main Page which will give you basic enlistment information. Through The National Archives you can also request some more detailed military records but I've not gone thoruhg that process yet.

    https://familysearch.org/ can also be valuable in finding birth and death records which can potentially lead to an obituary which will often times includes some information on their military experience. I know some members also use ancestry.com but I have not signed up for that yet.

    Good luck!

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    Quote by aurelius180 View Post
    I'm starting to learn how to do this as well. One place you can start it The National Archives NARA - AAD - Main Page which will give you basic enlistment information. Through The National Archives you can also request some more detailed military records but I've not gone thoruhg that process yet.

    https://familysearch.org/ can also be valuable in finding birth and death records which can potentially lead to an obituary which will often times includes some information on their military experience. I know some members also use ancestry.com but I have not signed up for that yet.

    Good luck!
    Thanks Ed! Will try. Its a Purple Hart names to a Arthur J. Petit. Will give it a shot!

    Michael
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    A search on NARA for Arthur Petit returns 7 individuals, one of which is an Arthur J. Petit from Massachusetts who was drafted in July 1944. His serial Number is 31417561.

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    Quote by aurelius180 View Post
    I'm starting to learn how to do this as well. One place you can start it The National Archives NARA - AAD - Main Page which will give you basic enlistment information. Through The National Archives you can also request some more detailed military records but I've not gone thoruhg that process yet.

    https://familysearch.org/ can also be valuable in finding birth and death records which can potentially lead to an obituary which will often times includes some information on their military experience. I know some members also use ancestry.com but I have not signed up for that yet.

    Good luck!
    Ed,

    found my Man.!!!! Thanks!
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    No problem! Glad you could find him. Good luck with the rest of your research!

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    Quote by aurelius180 View Post
    A search on NARA for Arthur Petit returns 7 individuals, one of which is an Arthur J. Petit from Massachusetts who was drafted in July 1944. His serial Number is 31417561.
    Thanks Ed, Must have crossed over. I found the same information. Great Help!

    Michael
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    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    No problem Michael! Glad I could be of service. It's a great feeling having an item and being able to identify the individual. Even if it is just his enlistment record.

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    I can't confirm that this is definitely the same person (his service no. has not been added), but it is a very strong possibility. This is from the WW2 Jewish servicemen cards (available on ancestry). Note how it says 'wounded' at the top.

    Cheers, Tom

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    According to his enlistment record he was from Hampden Massachusetts and Holyoke Massachusetts is a couple towns over. It states his enlistment was in Springfield Massachusetts and Springfield is in between the Hampden and Holyoke. They all pretty much boarder each other.

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