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    Need informations for a USA WWII dog tag

    Dear friends,
    someone can give me informations about soldier owner of this dog tag? Was found by a friend in south Italy and he will be happy to contact relatives of soldier.
    Many thanks for your help!
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    Last edited by Matteo La Boccia; Aug 23, 2021 at 11:36 AM.
    The FB page of Salerno 1943 Air Finders: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/129119250509719/

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    Matteo,
    Good to see you are still hunting for WWII artifacts.
    The first two number (16) means he enlisted and came from either Illinois, Michigan or Wisconsin.
    The "T-44" means he had a tetanus shot in 1944.
    I'll keep looking
    Don....
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    Buongiorno Matteo-

    Looks like he was from Grand Rapids Michigan and passed away in 2003. Schuler is a common name in the states, but this Mr. Schuler was a WWII vet. Good thing you're doing here.
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    Thanks for your always speedy and kind availablity!!!!
    Any chance to contact relatives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    Matteo,
    Good to see you are still hunting for WWII artifacts.
    The first two number (16) means he enlisted and came from either Illinois, Michigan or Wisconsin.
    The "T-44" means he had a tetanus shot in 1944.
    I'll keep looking
    Don....
    The FB page of Salerno 1943 Air Finders: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/129119250509719/

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    Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by SlateBeltDigger View Post
    Buongiorno Matteo-

    Looks like he was from Grand Rapids Michigan and passed away in 2003. Schuler is a common name in the states, but this Mr. Schuler was a WWII vet. Good thing you're doing here.
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    The FB page of Salerno 1943 Air Finders: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/129119250509719/

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    Matteo,
    In what town was this tag found?
    Don......

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    Hi Matteo

    There is an enlistment record for a Donald H. Schuler of Wisconsin but with the service number 10096043 not 16096043. I’m sure it will be your guy. Modern digitised records are often derived from OCR scans of paper documents and frequently contain scanning errors.

    BRANCH: Army
    ARMY BRANCH: Air Corps
    ARMY SERIAL NUMBER: 10096043
    SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL: Civil Life
    CONFLICT PERIOD: World War II
    SERVED FOR: United States of America
    ENLISTMENT - 14 Sep 1942 - Age: 20 years
    Milwaukee Wisconsin
    Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law

    RESIDENCE: Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
    OCCUPATION: Machinists
    RACE OR ETHNICITY: White
    LEVEL OF EDUCATION: 4 years of high school
    MARITAL STATUS: Single, without dependents

    That should be enough for someone to trace him further. Because I have a European IP address, I get blocked from several US websites with useful information, and some of the equiry services for military records are currently not operataing anyway due to Covid-related staffing issues.

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    SBD, were you able to match the name with the service number?
    If so, can you cite the source?
    Don.....

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    i may be on to something here. I may have found one of his sons. I'll let you know if he calls me back. Stand by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    SBD, were you able to match the name with the service number?
    If so, can you cite the source?
    Don.....
    No I was not, but looking at Red Coats post I felt comfortable digging deeper in the Grand Rapids area.

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    The US WWII vet who died in 2003 would seem to tie in with the military service number. Using a birth year of 1922 +/- 1 turns up this:

    Name: Donald H. Schuler
    Birth Date: 9 Dec 1923
    Death Date: 14 Dec 2003
    Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery
    Burial or Cremation Place: Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, United States of America
    Has Bio?: N
    Father: Henry Schuler
    Mother: Henrietta Schuler
    Spouse: Mary J. DelForge and Marjes M. Schuler [both deceased: 1976 and 2010 respectively]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red-Coat View Post
    The US WWII vet who died in 2003 would seem to tie in with the military service number. Using a birth year of 1922 +/- 1 turns up this:

    Name: Donald H. Schuler
    Birth Date: 9 Dec 1923
    Death Date: 14 Dec 2003
    Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery
    Burial or Cremation Place: Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, United States of America
    Has Bio?: N
    Father: Henry Schuler
    Mother: Henrietta Schuler
    Spouse: Mary J. DelForge and Marjes M. Schuler [both deceased: 1976 and 2010 respectively]
    This all agrees with my findings as well, I truly believe we are on to something here. I had to leave a voice message, so unless the person I contacted ignores it, I hope to have some information to forward to Matteo. Nice team work here, all for a good cause.
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    TEAM....WE HAVE LOCATED A FAMILY MEMBER WHO WOULD BE GRATEFUL TO HAVE THIS DOG TAG OF HIS FATHERS.

    OUTSTANDING WORK....Matteo I will direct message you with the info....thank you!!!!!!!!!

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    Every artifact has a story, if we're willing to listen

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    Honorable Mention-worthy if ever I heard of one. Hats off to Matteo and the team!!!
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