Since this platform was so helpful in providing me with ways to locate information on my great-uncle I thought I would try it with my grandfather also.
His name is Robert E. Smith and he was a member of the 743rd Tank Battalion D Co. He was overseas from June 3rd, 1944 through January 1945ish. He was injured in October 1944 when his tank was apparently hit and he took shrapnel to the arm requiring treatment. He entered into service on March 23, 1943, and his separation date was December 14, 1945.
I did find some information regarding him on FOLD3 and ancestry. com but not enough to really put the pieces together. I have his DD214 that was recreated and I question some of the accuracies since National Archives informed me his information was lost in the fire of 1973. I have searched the web and found a decent amount on the 743rd but it is regarding the A Company and hardly anything on D Company.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.