Here are some photos that Jim Sheppard sent over…
He also sent the following information…
The Medals are…
- the Purple Heart
- Bronze Star
- ETO Service Medal with 4 Battle Stars
- African Middle Eastern Service Medal
- Good Conduct Medal
- The Victory Medal.
The watch is the one he jumped into Normandy with and somehow kept it hid from the Germans. A pocket book that still had cigarette papers in it. The Jump suit in the picture is the one he came home with. He must have picked a Jacket and pair of Pants that fit him and brought them home with him, as the pants have the name and serial# of another soldier. I tried to track this soldier down but had no luck. One of the things on the wall is a pass to Paris stating that he had just returned from MIA status and he did not have to be in proper uniform. The photos of the jump are just photos from Ft Benning at the time.