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"Published Record - Harold W. Chapman."

Subject: Harold W. Chapman

Name of publication: Unknown newspaper in St. Francois County, Missouri.

Date published: 1943

"Transcript of the above Published Record"


With the XI Corps, Somewhere on Bataan: Technician Fifth Grade Harold W. Chapman, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Chapman, of Farmington Route One, has recently completed three years of service overseas. He is serving as a truck driver in an Anti-aircraft Artillery Battalion with XI Corps on Bataan Poninattia in the Philippine Islands.

Cpl. Chapman was among the first Army troops to arrive in the Southwest Pacific area after he left the United States on February 18, 1943, as a member of an Anti-aircraft Regiment. Since that time he has served in Australia, New Guinea, Netherlands East Indies, and the Philippines without furlough or rotation to the United States. Cpl. Chapman has been awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Ribbon, the Asiatic-Pacific theater ribbon, with two bronze service stars for participation in the Papuan Campaign and the New Guinea Campaign and the Philippine Liberation with two bronze stars for the Philippine Campaign.

Prior to his entry into the Army Cpl. Chapman was employed as a truck driver for his father. He entered the service of the Army on March 17, 1941, at Jefferson Barracks, and received his basic training at Camp Hulen, Texas. Cpl. Chapman states that he is looking forward to returning to the United States soon.

Mr. & Mrs. Chapman have another son, Pfc. Oliver D. Chapman, in service. He is a member of the ground crew with the U. S. Air Corps in England. He entered service on Feb. 18, 1942, and went overseas in May, 1943.

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