Posts Tagged With: Chicago military historian

Military Monday – USMC Pvt. William F. Cowart, Case Study Part 3

This week we wrap up our discussion of Marine Pvt. William F. Cowart and look at his Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF.) Cowart was deemed unrecoverable by the Graves Registration Service because they could not locate and identify his remains which had been buried on Tarawa. His IDPF does not contain a lot of new […]

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Military Monday – USMC Pvt. William F. Cowart, A Case Study Part 2

The last few weeks I have been exploring USMC records related to the death of Pvt. William F. Cowart. Week one I gave a partial book review of Tarawa The Story of a Battle. This post brought up a lot of topics regarding USMC records for World War II and issues on which I believe […]

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Military Monday – World War II Research Q&A

In June of 2014 I started writing a monthly column for The In-Depth Genealogist’s Magazine to help researchers learn about the records and resources to locate information on their military ancestors who served primarily in World War II. Some of the information I present does apply to World War I records because some of the […]

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