Here is some information below pertaining to his Silver Star. When the College Park, MA Archives II re-opens you will need to submit an email. I forget the address for requesting but If someone could please give Ms. Erpenbach the email address so she can request at a later date. When requesting the General Order (GO) you need to request it like the following. Hang tight I may have a friend that has the order.
HQ 90th DIV GO# 135 NOV, 26 1944
HQ 90th DIV GO# 8 1944
Hope this helps,
Thank you very much! The link will mean a great deal to my friend. He and his brother have the medals, but this is the first documentation they have.
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Nice of you to help your friend to do this.
Is this the Donald Raker that you are requesting info about?
Dear Ms. Erpenbach,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located located the World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917-1985 (Record Group 407) that may include general orders for 1944 of the 345th Field Artillery Battalion and the 90th Infantry Division. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com.
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