Here are a couple of rifles I thought I would share that were brought back by family members who served during WWII.
The first item I recently acquired from my Grandfather's half-cousin (his father was half-brother to my great grandfather). The rifle was brought back by, Karl E. Bohn, my grandfather's half-brother (1st son of my great grandmother). Hope that makes sense!
In any case, below is the enlistment info for Karl as well as a photo of Karl during his service.
Karl's service is a little murky as he is wearing the PTO ribbon on his uniform, however his daughter has a report obtained from NARA confirming service in the ETO. In addition, I have an SSI, found in my grandfather's personal effects for the 1st Cavalry Division. I'm fairly confident this was Karl's as my grandfather never served in the military. As we know, the 1st Cav served exclusively in the PTO.
The rifle Karl brought home, however, is a Yugo M24. This rifle was captured by the German's, as evident by the Waffenamt's present on the takedown discs. So, the lineage of this rifle is Yugoslavian > German > US (Karl). The sling is post-war, civilian, likely added by Karl (looks similar to an M1 sling).
In short, Karl must have served in two theatre's.