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Dear Mr. Grove,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1905-1981 (Record Group 407) and located General Order # 86 dated 5 July 1945 of the 3rd Armored Division (file # 603-1.13) . The general order indicated that Warrant Officer, Junior Grade (WOJG) John Grove (ASN W2119970) was part of the 32nd Armored Infantry Regiment and received the Silver Star for his action on 19 August 1944. We also located after action reports of the 32nd for August 1944 that may provide more information about what the unit was doing during that period (file # 603-INF(32)-0.3).
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Thank you for your help. I have contacted the National Archives requesting this information. We have always believed that all records related to his service were destroyed in a fire in St. Louis... This gives me hope that there is something to find.
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I would also contact the state of Illinois veterans Affairs office, there is a good chance he may have registered his discharge papers within the county in Illinois. Most veterans Affairs office for the state may have his discharge papers on file or in microfilm that you can get a copy of his records.