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    Elmer L Schaefer Purple Heart

    Do not have any information into the background of his award.....


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    RonR

    #3
    Enlistment record....


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    <table><tbody><tr><td width="165">ARMY SERIAL NUMBER</td> <td> 35792428 </td> <td> 35792428 </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> NAME</td> <td> SCHAEFER#ELMER#L######## </td> <td> SCHAEFER#ELMER#L######## </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> RESIDENCE: STATE</td> <td> 53 </td> <td> OHIO </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> RESIDENCE: COUNTY</td> <td> 061 </td> <td> HAMILTON </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> PLACE OF ENLISTMENT</td> <td> 5242 </td> <td> FT THOMAS NEWPORT KENTUCKY </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY</td> <td> 13 </td> <td> 13 </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH</td> <td> 03 </td> <td> 03 </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR</td> <td> 43 </td> <td> 43 </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION</td> <td> P53# </td> <td> Undefined Code </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> GRADE: CODE</td> <td> 8 </td> <td> Private </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION</td> <td> NO# </td> <td> No branch assignment </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> BRANCH: CODE</td> <td> 02 </td> <td> No branch assignment </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> FIELD USE AS DESIRED</td> <td> # </td> <td> # </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> TERM OF ENLISTMENT</td> <td> 5 </td> <td> 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 </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> LONGEVITY</td> <td> ### </td> <td> ### </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL</td> <td> 0 </td> <td> Civil Life </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> NATIVITY</td> <td> 53 </td> <td> OHIO </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> YEAR OF BIRTH</td> <td> 08 </td> <td> 08 </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> RACE AND CITIZENSHIP</td> <td> 1 </td> <td> White, citizen </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> EDUCATION</td> <td> 2 </td> <td> 2 years of high school </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> CIVILIAN OCCUPATION</td> <td> 266 </td> <td> Policemen and detectives, public service </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> MARITAL STATUS</td> <td> 2 </td> <td> Married </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> COMPONENT OF THE ARMY</td> <td> 7 </td> <td> Selectees (Enlisted Men) </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> CARD NUMBER</td> <td> # </td> <td> # </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> BOX NUMBER</td> <td> 0992 </td> <td> 0992 </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="165"> FILM REEL NUMBER</td> <td> 5.54# </td> <td> 5.54# </td></tr></tbody></table>
    RonR

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      #4
      Schaefer does not appear on the list of Americans who were killed in action or who died in World War II or the Korean War.

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        #5
        Bill,


        Many thanks for checking!


        Best regards,
        RonR

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          #6
          Ron,

          Here is Tech Sgt Elmer L. Schaefer, 335th IR, 84th Infantry Division who was KIA January 3, 1945 in Belgium.

          https://www.abmc.gov/node/377911

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            #7
            Very interesting that he does not appear on the master list of WWII dead. I've never had that happen before. The list is so complete that it even includes American soldiers who were court martialed and executed. Using official records is a constant learning experience.

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              #8
              All very interesting but two different Elmer L Schaefers it seems.

              Cheers,
              Terry

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                #9
                Originally posted by Bill D. View Post
                Very interesting that he does not appear on the master list of WWII dead. I've never had that happen before.
                Everything is copacetic, Bill.

                Like Terry said-- two different Elmer L Schaefers.

                The one KIA is in the Illinois list, page 83. Serial number 36077345; he is not in the NARA enlisted database, which happens sometimes.

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                  #10
                  Many thanks again guys!


                  The Illinois connection makes more sense to me as it was acquired here in Missouri right next to Illinois!


                  Best regards,
                  RonR

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                    #11
                    Originally posted by historyguy View Post
                    Everything is copacetic, Bill.

                    Like Terry said-- two different Elmer L Schaefers.

                    The one KIA is in the Illinois list, page 83. Serial number 36077345; he is not in the NARA enlisted database, which happens sometimes.
                    I figured out the mystery: Human error, namely mine! There were so many individuals with the same last name on the roster that I simply missed him.

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