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Joseph Statland
 

War:  World War II
Service Dates: Apr. 1943–Jan. 1946

Branch:
  United States Army
Unit:
  Medical Corp.
Service Location:
  India
Highest Rank:
  T-5
Medals/Special Service Awards: 

Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal

European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Lapel button issued

POW:
  No
Birth Year:
  1916
Place of Birth:
  Bronx-New York, New York

Mrs. Ruth J. Statland also provided the following information about Mr. Statlandís military service:

Shipped to Assam, India for 1-1/2 years
Left India June 1945, arrived at Okinawa July 1945; left December 1945, arrived at Seattle Washington December 12, 1945; discharged January 6, 1946

Good Conduct Medal, January 6, 1946 Battle Star, 1945

Army medical school at Brooke General Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas
Graduated January 5, 1944, Surgical Technician
Service at Brooke General Hospital for 12 weeks

Received the following letter from President Harry Truman:
“To you who answered the call of your country and served in the Armed Forces to bring about the total defeat of the enemy, I extend the heartfelt thanks of a grateful nation. As one of the nation’s finest, you undertook the most severe task one can be called upon to perform. Because you demonstrated the fortitude, resourcefulness and calm judgment necessary to carry out that task, we now look to you for leadership and example in further exalting our country in peace.”

 


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