Charles H. Audet

Order of Geronimo

NAME: Charles H. Audet

ASN: 31025044

PLACE OF BIRTH: Fitchburg, Mass

DATE OF BIRTH: 1918

DATES OF SERVICE:07 Dec 1941 -

UNIT ASSIGNED:

HHC 2nd Bn 509th PIR

HHC 509th PIB

I Company 505th PIR

CAMPAIGNS: Algeria - French Morroco, Tunisia, Naples - Foggia, Anzio, Rome - Arno, Southern France, Ardennes - Alsace, Rhineland

AWARDS: Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge with three combat jump stars, Purple Heart Medal, Good Conduct Medal, EAME Campaign Medal with arrowhead and seven bronze campaign stars, WWII Victory Medal, Distinguished (Presidential) Unit Citation with oak leaf cluster, French 3rd Zouaves Regiment Badge, Order of Geronimo

SUMMARY OF SERVICE: T/5

11 Mar 1941 - Enlisted at Worchester, Mass - NARA Enlistment Record

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 31025044 31025044
NAME AUDET#CHARLES#H######### AUDET#CHARLES#H#########
RESIDENCE: STATE 13 MASSACHUSETTS
RESIDENCE: COUNTY 027 WORCESTER
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 1392 WORCESTER MASSACHUSETTS
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 11 11
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 03 03
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 41 41
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
GRADE: CODE 8 Private
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION BI# Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
BRANCH: CODE 00 Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
TERM OF ENLISTMENT 0 Undefined Code
LONGEVITY ### ###
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
NATIVITY K9 BRITISH NORTH AMERICA or CANADA or LABRADOR or NEWFOUNDLAND
YEAR OF BIRTH 18 18
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 222 Bellmen and related occupations
MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men)
CARD NUMBER # #
BOX NUMBER 0385 0385
FILM REEL NUMBER 3.106 3.106

 

08 Nov 1942 - Pfc. Charles H. Audet 31025044 HHC, 2nd Bn, 509th PIR Fitchburg, Mass, Plane: 2 Seat: 3 Combat Weight: 245 lbs. Plane lands and paratroopers are off loaded

15 Nov 1942 - Pfc Charles Audet conducts combat jump at Youks les Baines

15 Jul 1943 - T5 Charles H. Audet 31025044 HHC, 2nd Bn, 509th PIR 07 Dec 1941 to 15 Jul 1943 GO8 Awarded Good Conduct Medal, 1yr Svc

14 Sep 1943 - Tech 5 Charles H. Audet 31025044 2nd Bn, 509th PIR 14 - 15 Sep 1943 Sick Call. He had been in sick call but was out in time for the jump at Avellino.

Wounded at Venafro after making it up three quarters of the way to the top of the mountain. Sent to Hospital in Naples.

10 Apr 1944 - T/5 Charles H. Audet 31025044 HHC, 509th PIB GO 5 The following named Officers and Enlisted Men of Companies indicated having fulfilled all requirements as set forth in Par #3. a and b, Section I, WD Circular #269, dated 27 October 1943, are hereby announced as Combat Infantrymen and are entitled to wear the badge as specified in WD Circular above.

15 Aug 1944 - Participated Combat Jump in Operation Dragoon the invasion of Southern France

00 Jan 1945 - Wounded in Action in Belgium in left arm from shrapnel

Uncle Charlies War by Linda H. Davis (click to read)

1945 - was assigned to I Company 505th PIR after recovering from shrapnel wound.



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