My grandpa was a corpsman in World War 2, and I know he was a corpsman on Guadalcanal, but his Asiatic-Pacific Campaign ribbon has three stars and I want to know what the other two were.
It's funny, the more I study EMS and become a part of it, the more I come across items of his. I found his US Navy Hospital Corps ring, a red cross in the middle with 42 in the center, I think it was his graduation year?
I have more recently found his dog tags, too.
It feels like he has been reaching out to me from the grave, somehow I keep coming across his mementos, stuff long forgotten. He never talked about the war, and he died before I was born. It was as if he put the entire thing behind him before he met my grandmother.
Where can I go with this information to find out more about him?