Hello, my name is Alison. As you can tell from my user id I'm the niece of Charles (Myers). I'm the family historian and I've decided to focus my efforts on finding out all I can on my Uncle Charles and his military life. Charles, according to his headstone application, was a member of the 157th Inf Reg, 45th Div, Com D. He was KIA in Italy. We have his service records, or whats left of them. They were in the fire. The page that list the medals were destroyed, so one of my goals is to try and have his metals replaced. When my grandparents passed Charles' medals "disappeared". Also in the papers we discovered he was MIA for a number of months. My mom remembers being told that he was MIA because he was one of many that died in the same area and his body wasn't recovered right away. He was buried in France for a while but was returned to my grandparents in PA to be reburied. I'm so glad I found this forum, as you can read I have so many questions and from what I've read so far everyone is so helpful. I'm going to post my questions one at a time so it doesn't get confusing. I have almost zero knowledge of WWII besides what I learned in school (many many moons ago) so I hope some of my questions aren't eye-rolling ones My hobby is genealogy, not just my family but anyone who asks me to research theirs. Thank you for letting me join (I did have to google the verification question).