Obviously I'm new here. I am working on research on my grandfather, who passed in 2000. He never spoke of the war with the grandchildren as war wasn't something you discussed with genteel young ladies. Sigh. I was able to finally get a hold of his service records from the archives (luckily none of them were in the great fire). He is listed as: before 44 he was in his 3.5 year at Valley Forge Mil Acad. - his whole senior class enlisted at Christmas, without graduating. I'm hoping to get VF to confer honorary diplomas for that class that went off to war. Co L 311th INF March 30 of 44 Co A 280th Eng Combat Bat from 4/23/44 until 8/11/45 730th Engineer Det Dist Co 11 OCt 45 (after that he went to flight school and went officer.) I know he was at the BoB, Aredenes, and Alsance Fr. I THINK he was in some part of D-Day. I'm looking for areas of work, and battle lines, any photos, unit patches pictures etc. I know it's a lot to ask, but I've been reading the forums and you all are amazing. He was a bridge builder and a construction forman. We're AirForce and I'm lost with all the army history. Any help or direction is greatly appreciated. I will check back often for replies. Again, thank you.