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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Oliver James 'OJ' Littrell: US Army

OJ was a son of John & Kizzie (Comer) Littrell
OLC-1d  (1)nameOJ was a Sergeant in the Medical Corps during World War II. He served in the South Pacific from August of 1945 to October of 1946 as a medic.
Shortly after the end of the war OJ was shipped stateside in October, reporting to Letterman General Hospital, at the Presidio in San Francisco, California. Where he was Honorably discharged, 4 days before his 20th birthday, on December 22.
Upon discharge OJ received the The Honorable Service Lapel Button sometimes called the Honorable Service Lapel Pin:
“...awarded to United States military service members who were discharged under honorable conditions during World War II. The award was sometimes 'slangily' called the Ruptured duck.
ArmedForcesLapelButtonThe award served several purposes. It served as proof that the wearer was an honorable discharged veteran returning from duty. Unofficially, it was also used as an identifier to railroad, bus, and other transportation companies who offered free or subsidized transportation to returning veterans.

The above information is from: Military Role Call: The Littrell Family of Mississippi County, Missouri, The Littrell Family Journals Volume IV. (click here)
Littrell Family Veterans Video

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  1. I still miss him and think of him everyday! Daddy you are very much loved and missed as much today as you were the day you left me us.... RIP Daddy ❤️😢



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