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Draft Record

Donald used the abbreviation of "Col" in multiple entries to indicate that he resided in Columbia county.  "It is also interesting to see his telephone number listed as "Bloomsbury 6901 R2.  That meant the full number was 256-6901 and because it was a party line shared by perhaps four homes, the R2 meant the switchboard operator should "ring twice" so the appropriate household knew the incoming call was for them.

Pennsylvania WWII Veterans
Bonus application

Donald was credited with 29 months domestic duty and 19 months of foreign service.  He received a full $500 bonus payment.

[courtesy of "John"]

Grave marker for Donald C. Force in Chapel Lawn Section, Elan Memorial Cemetery, Lime Ridge (Columbia county), Pennsylvania. [note the parachutist badge as well as the inscription "82nd Airborne US Army 1943 to 1947 WWII"

Donald enlisted the Army at Fort Devens, Massachusetts on 9 February 1942.

Pfc Force was transferred on 5 August 44 from Hq 82 Airborne Division, Leicester, England to Company C, 508th PIR.

His military decorations include the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for he Holland campaign and Airborne operations.



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