Mohr, Julius Charles

Date of birth:
August 14th, 1923 (Wilcox/Nebraska, United States)
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

Servicenumber 39 326 700.

Julius Charles Mohr was drafted on February 16th, 1943 and entered active service on February 23rd. He left for the Pacific on May 17th, 1944 to arrive there on June 12th. Mohr served in New Guinea, the southern Philippines and on Luzon. He returned to the United States on December 11th, 1945, to arrive there on December 24th.
He was honorably discharged at Fort Lewis, Washington on December 26th, 1945.
According to GO No. 68, HQ WD 45, Julius Charles Mohr was also entitled to wear the Distinguished Unit Badge.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private 1st Class
Unit:
Headquarter Company, 2nd Battalion, 188th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Awarded on:
December 26th, 1945
Honorable Service Lapel Button / Honorable Discharge Emblem
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private 1st Class
Unit:
2nd Battalion, 188th Parachute Infantry Regiment (2nd Battalion, 188th Parachute Infantry Regiment)
Awarded on:
1945
Action:
Citation:
"For gallantry in action on Leyte, Philippine Islands on 24 December 1944. During an attack against the enemy, Private First Class Mohr, with utter disregard for his own safety moved forward over fire swept terrain to an extremely exposed position, administered first aid to two wounded comrades, and assisted in carrying them to a place of safety. The daring initiative and high sense of loyalty displayed by Private First Class Mohr reflect great credit on himself and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States."
Details:
General Order No. 18, HQ 11th Infantry Division, 1945.
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Received with bronze arrowhead for "NEW GUINEA".
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private First Class
Unit:
HQ CO 2nd BN 188th Parachute Infantry
World War Two Victory Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Received with two bronze stars for "SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES" and "LUZON".
Philippines Liberation Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Wiht hanger for "CARBINE"
Sharpshooter Badge
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private First Class
Unit:
HQ CO 2nd BN 188th Parachute Infantry
US Army Parachute Badge
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Received with hangers for "M1 RIFLE" and "03 RIFLE".
Expert Badge

Sources

  • Photo 1: Cheryl Mohr Whitcomb
  • Photo: Cheryl Mohr Whitcomb
  • - Enlisted Record and Report of Separation - Honorable Discharge Record

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