Asiaic Pacific Ribbon

In my grandfather's medals & ribbons, I came across an Asiatic Pacific ribbon with 4 stars. I'm confused because he was in ETO-HQ COMZ/ADSEC 4267th QM Truck Sv Co (Red Ball & XYZ). He enlisted in 1935. He mentions in a letter about the "point system" that he had more than the rest of his men (he was T/Sgt) and says he had 3 stars for St. Lo -which I'm assuming Operation Cobra and before. August 1st, he was swapped back to infantry back to SOS-POL and supplied Third Army. I have tried to identify it everywhere until I pulled up a CBI Quartermaster website.  Attached Anyone know? I read the criteria and it just doesn't fit.    He did serve in Alaska 2 times. 1947-1948 & 1953-1955

Thanks for any help.

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  • The brother in the Navy sounds like a good candidate. 

    Your grandfather's awards and ribbons listed are:

    Good Conduct Medal with 4 loops, ( later 5 loops, then with a silver loop)

    National Defense Service Medal

    European–African–Middle Eastern  Campaign Medal

    American Defense Medal

    Occupation of Germany Medal

    American Theater Ribbon

    A silver campaign star on his EAME ribbon for his 5 campaigns ( Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe)

    He also has several Long Service Awards listed.

    Lisa Sharik

  • Thank you so much sweet lady. That helps a lot. The typed letters are crowded and G's & C's are hard to figure out. I still haven't heard back from the E-Vets researchers. I submitted my request in Early September but nothing yet. I know they're busy. I've tried to get in touch with the research center at WWII Museum and have sent several emails about getting an appointment to visit but I haven't been successful there either. You all have been a huge help so far! I really appreciate you all!

    Oh, and I found out a lot by chance when I was searching COMZ / ADSEC HQ records. It was actually 4267th Sv Co (Heavy)-TC. The ADSEC reports fill in so many blanks. Matching those reports and dates, and matching them to my granddaddy's letters, it was a perfect fit. And now I have found 50+ photos where the truck bumpers show ASCZ 4267. I did find some later photos of other drivers that showed TSFET-BO(?) on their bumper. I feel that might be a British outfit because his letters say "limey" sector. 

    Thank you again! Angela