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DividerAmerican FlagFrom the original orders in the file of R. A. Emmons, who served in the U.S.Army during World War II.

U.S. ARMY HEADQUARTERS 44TH AAA GROUP

The campaign battle of Ryukyus Islands (Okinawa, Ie Shima, and Keramarettos) took place from
March 26, 1945 through July 2, 1945.

26-29 - Keramaretto Islands are secured by the 77th Infantry March Division,followed by Keise Shima.

Okinawa - U.S. Tenth Army completes April 1, 1945 - June 22, 1945 - Battle of capture of island in  82 days.  548,000 Americans - Army, Navy and  Marines.
US killed in action - Army 4,718, Navy 4,033, Marines 3,443
Total wounded in action 36,681.

April 16, 1945 - April 21, 1945 - Battle of Ie Shima 77th Infantry Division secures after bitter fighting.
6,100 Americans involved. 239 killed in action, 879 Wounded in action and 19 missing in action.

THE FOLLOWING ARE ENTITLED TO WEAR A BRONZE SERVICE STAR
ON THE ASIATIC-PACIFIC THEATER RIBBON FOR PARTICIPATION
IN THE RYUKYUS CAMPAIGN Dated - OCTOBER 18, 1945

Last Name First Name Rank Last Name First Name Rank
Argo Reamer W. Col. Richwine Martin W. Jr. Lt. Col.
Rackley Peyton L. Major Maloney Harrold Major
Tarves Kenneth J. Major Dixon Glenn W. Major
Percival John E. Jr. Capt. Shultz John H. Capt.
Cosper William R. Jr. Capt. Hansen George R. Capt.
Taylor Robert R. Jr. Capt. Marsh Harry E. Capt.
Teel Zeno B. Jr. 1st Lt. Hamilton Frank A. 1st Lt.
Churas Frank A. 1st Lt. Olton William H. 1st Sgt.
Parnell Stewart E. 1st Sgt. Brimer Robert L. Jr. Master Sgt.
Dorry George W. Master Sgt. Flynn John T. Master Sgt.
Grogan George B. Master Sgt. Neal Harry J. Master Sgt.
Orr Virgil C. Master Sgt. Von Schell Fred C. Master Sgt.
Bennett William L. Tech. Sgt. Kasales Edward L. Tech. Sgt.
Nasin Francis P. Tech. Sgt. O'Rourke George S. Tech. Sgt.
Dolhanowsky Charles Jr. Staff Sgt. Efferen George J. Staff Sgt.
Perez Frank J. Staff Sgt. Peters James A. Staff Sgt.
Hunt George J. Sgt. Lyman Francis C. Sgt.
Adams Carl A. T/4 Black David L. T/4
Crawford Dane R. T/4 Fuentes Alexander A. T/4
Homberger Jacob J. Jr. T/4 Jines Ulice W. T/4
Mullins Bryant D. T/4 Tudor Paul T. T/4
Zerkle Francis C. T/4 Faccento Alfred E. Cpl.
Skiffington Joseph F. Jr. Cpl. Steinberg Moe Cpl.
Andrews Alfred R. T/5 Carruthers Dallas L. T/5
Emmons Reginald A. T/5 Goni Peter T/5
Heffern Jerome M. T/5 Hill Herbert F. T/5
Kava Stanley T/5 Koch Jack D. T/5
Larson Robert E. T/5 Littleton John O. T/5
McLaughlin William J. T/5 Nardin Edward C. T/5
Neubert Herbert O. T/5 Phillips Eugene N. T/5
Tripoli Dominic T/5 Turner Morris T/5
Werner Frank J. T/5 Yuskevich Peter J. T/5
Gee L. C. Pfc. Graceffa Carlos A. Pfc.
Mesick Herbert K. Pfc. Ortega Felipe J. Pfc.
Quinn Robert B. Pfc. Ticha Francis C. Pfc.
Wheeler Robert O. Pfc.      

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