Any additional information name, dob, place of birth?
Benjamin J. Coaston
November 1, 1923
Birthplace Listed: Baton Rouge, La.
Here is some information below.
Name: Benjamin Jr Coaston Name (Original): COASTON BENJAMIN JR Event Type: Military Service Event Date: 30 Oct 1943 Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Event Place: Spokane, Washington, United States Race: Negro Citizenship Status: citizen Birth Year: 1923 Birthplace: LOUISIANA Education Level: Grammar school Civilian Occupation: Messengers, errand boys, and office boys and girls Marital Status: Single, with dependents Military Rank: Private Army Branch: No branch assignment Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source Reference: Civil Life Serial Number: 39468759 Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923 Box Film Number: 14397.10
Fold 3 has his information:
Benjamin Coaston Jr
Army Serial Number: 39468759
Enlistment Place: Spokane Washington
Enlistment Date: 30 Oct 1943
Army Branch: No branch assignment
Race or Ethnicity: Negro
Residence: Yakima County, Washington
Enlistment Term: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Source of Army Personnel: Civil Life
Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Level of Education: Grammar school
Occupation: Messengers, errand boys, and office boys and girls
Marital Status: Single, with dependents
Birth Date: 1923
Birth Place: Louisiana
Source Box Number: 1439
Source Film Reel Number: 7.10
Conflict Period: World War II Served for: United States of America
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I'm probably sure it would have been before 1958.
Again, don't know if he was even a part of it.
Found a photo of him with what appeared to be
a military hat. No living relatives.
Can you upload it here for people to see.