Hi all, thanks for looking. My Grandfather served in the 88th in WWII. He never spoke of his time in Italy, and threw his medals away after he returned home. My father and I decided to see if we could get his records. Luckily, they weren't completely destroyed in the fire and we received 46 pages. Pretty cool stuff. I would like to make a display for my Dad for father's day with some information on his dad along with replacement medals. Already off hand, we learned that he was in the 349th, Company M and he received a good conduct medal, Euro/African/Med campaign medal, CIB, and 3 bronze service stars. It appears he was discharged as a Corporal. I do have a couple of random questions, if you would take a look: 1. I see no reference to a WWII victory medal in the paperwork. I was under the assumption that all U.S. soldiers who participated in WWII were awarded this? Would he have received one even if there is no apparent paperwork for it? (would it be wrong of me to get one for him now?) 2. We know he was in company M. I've read that generally M companies in Infantries were always "Heavy Weapons." He did tell my dad that he manned a .30 1919, so that would make sense. Would a Heavy Weapons company be used differently than "normal" company? Also, Would he still have been issued a weapon of his own? 2. What exactly are these files? I received about 8 of them. They appear to be some sort of transfer papers? Do the "chads" in the paper mean anything? Thank you so much for your time! I Really appreciate it!