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My father's name is Clarence H Gardner Jr, his DOB is 23 April 1922 and he was born in Philadelphia, PA. On his discharge it says the Silver Star GO 43 Camp Upton.
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Here is some information below. From VA BIRLS Records You will need to request a copy of that General Order# 43 He was issued the Silver Star from that Camp Upton HQ Hospital were he was convalescent from his wounds and injury. From the following records.
Record Group 112:
Convalescent Hospital, Camp Upton, NY
Name: Clarence H Gardner Gender: Male Birth Date: 23 Apr 1922 Death Date: 18 Apr 1986 Enlistment Branch: ARMY Enlistment Date: 15 Oct 1942 Discharge Date: 7 Jul 1945 Name: Clarence H Gardner Jr Race: White Marital status: Single, without dependents (Single) Rank: Private Birth Year: 1922 Nativity State or Country: Pennsylvania Citizenship: Citizen Education: 4 years of high school Civil Occupation: Tinsmiths, coppersmiths, and sheet metal workers Enlistment Date: 15 Oct 1942 Enlistment Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Service Number: 13126022 Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA Component: Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of Source: Civil Life Height: 67 Weight: 118
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