Archive of individual awards / citations (medals) of the 32nd Infantry Regiment in WW2

Hello.  I'm writing a book about my grandfather's combat service in WW2.  He served in the 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division.  Before he died, he told me many stories about his fellow soldiers' heroism, and the goal of my research is to find an archive of all individual military awards/medals awarded to the 32nd Infantry Regiment in WW2 so that I can try to identify the names of the soldiers my grandfather remembered by marrying up award citation descriptions to my grandfather's recollections (most of the stories he told were of soldiers KIA). 

If it helps, the 7th Infantry Division fought at Attu (Aleutian Islands), Kwajalein (Marshall Islands), Leyte Island, and Okinawa.  Thank you in advance for any guidance you could give me.

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    Thank you for posting your question on History Hub!

     

    The Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR) has also received your question via email and has responded to your request through email. While we have responded to your inquiry already, we did want to provide similar information here for your convenience.

     

    The Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR) has custody of the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917- (Record Group 407) and the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338). Military unit files among these records consist mostly of historical reports, after action reports, unit journals, and general orders. To begin your research on military awards for individuals who served with the 32nd Infantry Regiment you may want to review general orders for both the 32nd Infantry Regiment and the 7th Infantry Division. The citation information for these records is listed below.
     
    Record Group 407
    Entry NM-3 427-P1
    Box 6207
    Files listed under 307-INF(32)-1.13 32nd Infantry Regiment General Orders
    Boxes 6119-6121
    Files listed under 307-1.13 7th Infantry Division General Orders
    Please note that general orders in our custody are incomplete. In addition to general orders you may want to review other unit records in our custody such as unit histories, after action reports, and journals to assist with your research. 

     

    We will be happy to make the records and their finding aids available to you or your representative in the Textual Research Room (Room 2000) here at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland. For information about visiting, including how to schedule a visit, please see our website at https://www.archives.gov/college-park.

     

    We invite you to continue the conversation with community members on History Hub, but should you have follow up questions for the staff at Archives II, please email us at archives2reference@nara.gov so that we can assist you further.   

     

    We hope this assists you with your research! 

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR)

    [RR2RR 24-24693-SZ]

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  •  

    Thank you for posting your question on History Hub!

     

    The Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR) has also received your question via email and has responded to your request through email. While we have responded to your inquiry already, we did want to provide similar information here for your convenience.

     

    The Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR) has custody of the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917- (Record Group 407) and the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338). Military unit files among these records consist mostly of historical reports, after action reports, unit journals, and general orders. To begin your research on military awards for individuals who served with the 32nd Infantry Regiment you may want to review general orders for both the 32nd Infantry Regiment and the 7th Infantry Division. The citation information for these records is listed below.
     
    Record Group 407
    Entry NM-3 427-P1
    Box 6207
    Files listed under 307-INF(32)-1.13 32nd Infantry Regiment General Orders
    Boxes 6119-6121
    Files listed under 307-1.13 7th Infantry Division General Orders
    Please note that general orders in our custody are incomplete. In addition to general orders you may want to review other unit records in our custody such as unit histories, after action reports, and journals to assist with your research. 

     

    We will be happy to make the records and their finding aids available to you or your representative in the Textual Research Room (Room 2000) here at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland. For information about visiting, including how to schedule a visit, please see our website at https://www.archives.gov/college-park.

     

    We invite you to continue the conversation with community members on History Hub, but should you have follow up questions for the staff at Archives II, please email us at archives2reference@nara.gov so that we can assist you further.   

     

    We hope this assists you with your research! 

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR)

    [RR2RR 24-24693-SZ]

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