Hello, I have been slowly working on building a better history of my grandpa's service in WWII, and have always lacked what my next step should be, thanks to this forum I have a better idea on how to tackle this. A short history of him. I know there is some more info my dad has (not much) but what I know is he was KIA 2/17/45 as a member of the 11th infantry regiment and was a Staff Sargent. Most of his army enlistment was as support, either training in the states (Oregon for sure) and I think in supply while in Europe (he would have been an old man back then since he died at age 27). His name was Ralph G Vix, I am pretty sure my next step is getting the IDPF file request made and going forward after I get a better idea hopefully of at least which company he was in. Looks like to me (though a guess) he was a replacement in the 11th either right before or after the bulge.