Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus application submitted by
George R. Freshnock on April 13, 1950. He was awarded the maximum $500
for 27 months of domestic and 16 months overseas duty. Note that his
return address indicates that he had already settled in Lakewood, (Los
Angeles county), CA where he was employed as a realtor..
George enlisted in the Army at Pittsburgh,
PA when he was one of "182 Enlisted Here In Day As Volunteers" [Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), 12 Jun 1942, Friday, Page 4].
On 4 September 1944, Pvt Freshnock was
transferred from the 82d Airborne Division, Leicester, England to Company E,
Pvt Freshnock participated in the jump
into Holland and was promoted to Pfc on 1 October.
On 10 January 1945 Pfc Freshnock was
hospitalized as a "Non Battle Casualty" which may have been due to suffering
frostbite. After weeks of hospitalization he was dropped from Company
E rolls and transferred to the hospital's detachment of Patients. He
did not return to the regiment.
He was discharged at Unit A, Separation
Center 45, Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, PA on22 December 1945.
George's military decorations include the
Bronze Service Arrowhead device for the Holland campaign and Airborne