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Richard k Ewing
Richard Ewing
Assigned: 1st Infantry Division
Gender: male
Basic Training: Camp Atterbury, Indiana
Military Position: POW Guard
From State: Ohio

Awards and Citations

  • World War II Victory Medal
Honored by MWH

My War Stories
7/3/1944 Enlisted into the Army with the help of his Father.
8/1944 Went to basic training in Atterbury, Indiana then to Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. It was supposed to be 12 weeks then the Army changed it to 10 weeks then finally to 6 weeks. They only taught him shoot the M-1, put on the bayonet and through hand grenades.
10/1944 Went to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey for two days before embarking to the European Theater of Operations. After just one day at sea Richard became sick like most of the other soldiers and could not wait to get to Le Harve, France.
1945 He was instructed to go to Marseille, France for POW guard duty. Guarded prisoners for 9 months until they finally told all the German prisoners to just go home but Richard was not sure how they actually got home.
1945 Served in Fontainebleau, France
1947 Served in Paris, France as part of the American Grave Registration Command (AGRC).