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John W. Hamera, Army Service number: 32212469
F company, 179th Infantry Regiment

Born in 1919, lived in Niagra, New York

Enlisted: February 3, 1943, Fort Niagra, New York

Basic training 8 Feb 42 Camp Croft Spartansburg SC CO A 37 BN left 15 May 42

Assigned to the 45th Infantry Division
20 May 42 Fort Devens Mass
17 Nov 42 Camp Pine
15 Mar 43 Camp Pickett
4 June 43 Camp Patrick Henry

First time under enemy fire Comisa Airport Sicily July 1943
Wounded at Persano Italy Sep-43 and again Venafro Italy Nov-43 Evacuated onboard British Hospital Ship 7 Nov 43 to Bizerte Africa

Awards 2PH DSM with oak leaf cluster 2 bronze stars.

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