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    My grandfather served in WWII. I have his DD-214. It states on the 214 that he was assigned to the 451st Amphibian Truck Company. He was awarded the Asia-Pacific Theater Medal w/2 Bronze Stars, Phillippine Liberation Medal w/1 Bronze Star & Bronze Arrow Head, Good Conduct Medal, WW II Victory Medal, Soldiers Medal, and The Bronze Star Medal. His name was S/Sgt James Glenn Honeycutt, Army Number 34313287. Now I know what all the medals are and his rank and under stand the DD-214. My question is... What, Where, When, and Who is the 451st Amphibian Truck Company??? Can't find anything online that is remotely close to it. I don't know where to start to look for it either. I have looked everywhere, Im no Military Buff but I'm trying. I don't know what Infantry Unit/Number it falls under, I don't know anything except what I have given you. I want to research it and make a shadow box as I did for my other Grandfather but with no avail. ANYTHING, I mean ANYTHING will help. Please help. Any information is much appreciated in advance. I'm wondering if the Unit changed names after a move or if it's lost history or what I'm doing wrong.
     
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    Thanks Historian!!
     
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    I have strong suspicions that 451st was the unit he was in when he mustered out but not the unit he served with during the war.
    The 451st served in Europe and it appears that your grandfather was in the Pacific.

    I'm on my phone, so replies from will be brief. I will add more later.
     
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    Hi Rob. Welcome to the forum Making a shadow box is a good thing. Let me get you started.

    Asian-Pacific Ribbon:

    [​IMG] His would have two small bronze campaign stars.

    Philippine Liberation Ribbon:

    [​IMG] His would have one small bronze campaign star and a small bronze arrowhead for an invasion.

    Bronze Star:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Slipdigit, I think you are right. Just looked at this paper was at his separation time. SO....... What do I do or how do I start to research this?
     
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    Can you scan and post a copy of his DD-214? It would help if we could see it.
     
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    LRusso216 I will try. I was going to post some pics in an album but I think I have to have so many post or be a member for a certain amount of time, I don't know but let me try something.
     
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    The Unit Citations and Campaign Credit Register indicates the 451st received credit for the Luzon and Northern Solomons campaigns. It also says they were credited with participating in the assault landing at Lingayen Gulf, PI, 9 Jan 45, WD GO 109-46 and were awarded the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for 7 Dec 41 - 10 May 42 or 17 Oct 44 - 4 Jul 45 DA GO 47-50

    WD GO 109-46 = War Department General Orders 109, 1946

    DA GO 47-50 = Department of the Army General Orders 47, 1950

    I know very little about the Pacific so some of the forum experts in that theater should be along to help fill in units the 451st were attached to.

    Welcome to the forum and good luck with your research.

    Steve
     
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    Natman right on the money. Those campaigns were listed in the newspaper article when he received his Bronze Star Medal.
     
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    If you open a free account at an image hosting site like photobucket or imageshack it's easy to copy and paste scanned photos, etc. to this site.
     
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    Welcome to this forum Rob128146 :cheers:! I see that you have already gotten some help from some of our great members ;) I hope you find what you are looking for and I wish you luck with your shadow box project.
     
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    OK guys please bare with me. I pray everyone is back tomorrow!!! I have to get up in 3 hrs for work. Grateful and glad but never really thought a response would come this quick!! I love this site already!! I will post what I thought was the DD-214 and now since I looked it is his separation papers tomorrow. Also as I drift off to dream, can someone please give me the website and the how to look up War Department General Orders and Department of the Army Orders. Again THANKS A MILLION guys!! Hopefully talk to you all tomorrow.
     
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    Rob, you should be able to post photos. Use the "More Reply Options" in the lower right and then the "Attach Files" on the lower left. Post as many as you can. There are file size limits on individual photos and number per post,

    It is going to be hard to determine his unit history since most personnel records were burned in a fire in the early 1970s. But there are other ways. Was he wounded or did he go through the VA system?
     
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    I saw that and thought it gave campaigns for Northwest Europe. I was reading in low light, perhaps I read the wrong line. You are certain? I will look again tonight.
     
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    Welcome. You came to the right place :)
     
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    Jeff, I think you're right. Everything I've seen for the 451st is in Europe. I'm very confused.
     
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    Guys when I get home I will post somethings. If yall are confused u can imagine me. It may be about the same time tonight as last night but I'll put pics up So we all can be confused some more. Really really do appreciate everyone's help on this and sure hope I'm not a bother. If so just let me know and I will back up.
     
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    No bother. This is what we do. I'm sure among all the bright people here, we can solve this mystery. We look forward to whatever you care to post.
     
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