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The file card we have for George J Carradino shows he was on the books of Company F, 143rd Infantry Regiment from April 1942 to October 25, 1944, georgejcarradino (frb.io) The 36th was in reserve during October 1943, so he was carried on their books after his capture which would have been in September 1943.
The After Action Reports for the 143rd can be found on our website: 143rd-aar-to-September-1944.pdf (secureservercdn.net) This one goes through September 1944 but you only need to look at the first month September 1943. You are looking for mention of Company F, or 2nd Bn. He was not part of a "commando" unit as we think of them today. The 36th had Ranger training in 1943 when they were stationed at Camp Edwards, Mass. The 1st Bn,143rd was attached to a Task Force which included British commando and Darby's Rangers, but Company F as not part of this force.
It is based on this Signal Corps photograph of the 143rd coming ashore.
We do not have a records of his medals or citations here at the museum. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Texas Military Forces Museum
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Dear Mr. Vecchio,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
There is no single source that lists all recipients of the Bronze Star Medal (BSM). There are some websites such as the Hall of Valor Project that list some recipients, however these are not in any way comprehensive.
We suggest that you request a copy of Mr. Carradino and Mr. Stilwell’s Official Military Personnel File (OMPF), which should include information about any awards. OMPFs and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. You would also be able to locate Mr. Stillwell’s unit. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 and prior to 1959 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. In many cases where personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. If there is any information requested by the form that you do not know, you may omit it or provide estimates (such as for dates), but the more information you provide, the easier it will be to locate the correct file if it survived the fire. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.
Next, we 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 of the 143rd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope this information is helpful, and best of luck with your research!