Posts Tagged With: IDPF

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 – USMC Pvt. William F. Cowart, A Case Study Part 1

If you read my post last Monday on my partial book review of “Tarawa The Story of a Battle,” you know I brought up a lot of issues for future discussion regarding the Marine Corps in World War II, battle conditions, burial information and procedures, and the records themselves. This week I am going to […]

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