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June 28 2012 at 9:24 AM
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Response to History of 3rd Bn, 244th CA Unit - Jan 42 to Jan 43

 

Hi I am hoping someone can help. My grandfather served in the Coastal Artillery in the Pacific. He manned a 155mm. He was involved in fierce fighting and was lucky to escape with his life as many of his crewmen did not. He was in one battle where a lot of the soldiers become sterile. He did not talk much about his experience and when he passed away all his medals and paperwork were sold by my grandmother. I am trying to peice together were he fought. It was an usually outfit he was in as the used to put the 155mm in the landing craft when they started their shelling of the island out in the ocean in the little landing crafts. He was from Long Island NY so mabye the 3rd Battalion might be the one ?

 
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