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I found few old photos of, what I've heard distant relatives. As for now I'm trying to identify this man's uniform and details. I'm from Poland, so that's why all I'm sure is that he's from US Army. Probably marine...but maybe not? I was sure it was navy. I need some experts to help me find out the formation but also info on service ribbon.


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He was a corporal in the United States Army during WW2.  It's difficult to be 100% certain which ribbons are present in black and white photos.  Are you able to provide the photo in a higher resolution?

Below are what I think his ribbons are:

His right side:

1) Presidential Unit Citation


His left side:

1) Purple Heart
2) Good Conduct Medal
3) American Defense Service Medal
4) Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two service stars


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I was able to see the ribbons with better detail by zooming into the photo on Google Drive and I am now a little more confident of my ribbon assessment.  I wanted to add that this is a nice photo and this soldier would have had a very honorable service record.

He also would have been authorized to add the World War II Victory Medal ribbon following the end of the war:


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