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81st Infantry, 322 Regiment.."Wildcats"

Discussion in 'Land Warfare in the Pacific' started by snipeforever, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. WILD DUKW

    WILD DUKW Active Member

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    HOPI CODE TALKERS

    It is not widely know that Hopi Code Talkers served in combat with the 322nd Infantry. It is also possible some of these men were also assigned to the 323rd on Peleliu during the later phase of the fighting there. As with all code talkers in the US Army, they served in ad hoc code talker units. The Hopi code talkers saved many lives using their language as an unbreakable secret code.
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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  3. Ryan McGrantham

    Ryan McGrantham New Member

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    Hi Karen,

    I just found out today that my great grandfather actually began in the 322nd, Company K, as a Second Lieutenant and not Company I as I originally thought. He was transferred to Company I on October 20, 1944 and served in Company I the rest of the war. I have a bunch of morning reports for Company K up to the point that my great grandfather was transferred, if you’re interested.

    If you or anyone else with a connection to the 322nd regiment Companies K or I is interested in these, I’d be happy to share, just let me know your email address. Because I ordered documents specific to my great grandfather they are limited to the times that he served in Companies K and I, respectively, but perhaps it can be helpful.


    Ryan McGrantham
     
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  4. Andrew H

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    My grandfather was in Company M of the 323rd Infantry Regiment. His name was Roy N. Hearne, Jr. I’m trying to find out about his WWII service. He didn’t talk much about it to my dad. After he passed away, my dad found a small Japanese flag and a few pictures and letters that I guess he took off of Japanese bodies.
     

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    Facebook Group: 81st Wildcat Association
    81st Wildcat Association

    Peleliu 75th Anniversary
    "Mark your calendars for 13-15 September in Columbia, South Carolina for a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the 81st Wildcats' landing on Anguar and Peleliu Islands. We have historians who can share the history of the Wildcats and their actions in World War Two. Think about bringing your historical pictures, uniforms, and artifacts to share though show-and-tell of your families' personal histories!"
     
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