MERRILL'S MARAUDERS Arias, Eladio Alvarez

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  • SURNAME
Arias
  • FORENAME
Eladio Alvarez
  • UNIT
3 Bn (Orange Combat Team)
  • RANK
Corporal
  • NUMBER
32509474
  • AWARD
Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • PLACE
Burma 1944
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Westchester County, New York (enlistment)
from New York, New York (PH records)
born 04.12.1913 Casteo Caldelas, Spain
houseman/yardman in civilian life
employed by Mr. Lattaucci, White Plains, New York
single without dependents upon enlistment
16.10.1940 draft card White Plains, New York
enlisted 22.9.1942 Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York
WIA 4.4.1944 near Nhpum Ga, Burma
07.1945 discharged
died 11.2.1999
 
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Dear Mr./Mrs.:
I am very interested in to know the Eladio Arias' military life for a universitary research project about Spanish-born migrants serving in US Armed Forces during WW2. Where is the information about his wounds available (I did not know the site where he was wounded).
Thank you very mauch for your attention and for your work. Kind regards.
 
Dear Mr./Mrs.:
I am very interested in to know the Eladio Arias' military life for a universitary research project about Spanish-born migrants serving in US Armed Forces during WW2. Where is the information about his wounds available (I did not know the site where he was wounded).
Thank you very mauch for your attention and for your work. Kind regards.
Here you go, also attached draft card showing date of birth, location, etc too.
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Thank you very much! I searched in Ancestry but I have not found the Petition for Naturalization.
I have the Discharge Document by NARA, if you are interested, but I think that Cpl Arias did not receive BSM?
Finally, please, where is the information about wound date (April 4, 1944) and location (Nhpum Ga) available? After Action Reports?
Thank you for your excellent work! Kind regards,

Javier
 
Thank you very much! I searched in Ancestry but I have not found the Petition for Naturalization.
I have the Discharge Document by NARA, if you are interested, but I think that Cpl Arias did not receive BSM?
Finally, please, where is the information about wound date (April 4, 1944) and location (Nhpum Ga) available? After Action Reports?
Thank you for your excellent work! Kind regards,

Javier
Hi Javier, sorry my father added the record and he passed away 2020. I don't know where he got that information from (regarding the WIA).
All Merrill Marauders received a Bronze Star.
Yes discharge document would be great too and i will update his record. Do you have any other postwar details for him?
Best regards, Craig
 
Dear Craig.
I am sorry very much for the passing of your father. He did an excellent work.
I send you a copy of Eladio Arias' Discharge. Sorry for the low quality, but this is the copy sent by NARA.
I have not any information about his postwar life, except the death date, February 11, 1999.
Kind regards, Javier
 

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Dear Craig.
I am sorry very much for the passing of your father. He did an excellent work.
I send you a copy of Eladio Arias' Discharge. Sorry for the low quality, but this is the copy sent by NARA.
I have not any information about his postwar life, except the death date, February 11, 1999.
Kind regards, Javier
Thanks, the document you attached shows he was WIA April 1944 , Northern Burma.
 
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