Finding Information on Family Member That Served - Robert Elmer Wigginton US Navy

Discussion in 'US Units' started by lewigginton, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. lewigginton

    lewigginton Junior Member

    I have been looking for information on my grandfather's Navy service during World War II and I have come up with nothing. I know that he received a bronze star and a silver star, but I would like to know more about him because he passed away long before I was born. If anyone can offer some guidance on this subject it would be greatly appreciated. I have already found this website extremely useful because I found a photo of my great uncle who served for the Royal Australian Air Force and was shot down over France and was MIA. Thanks very much for all the help in advance. :)
  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

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  3. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    I would love to know your grandfather's name, and any other details you may have for him.

  4. lewigginton

    lewigginton Junior Member

    My grandfather's name was Robert Elmer Wigginton, and he served in the US Navy.
  5. lewigginton

    lewigginton Junior Member

    My grandfather's name is Robert Elmer Wigginton, he was born in Kalamazoo Michigan, and served in the US Navy. I believed he recieved a bronze star as well.
  6. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    Do you know anything about his rank? I have found a Lt Cmdr Robert E Wigginton, in the U.S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949, available on Ancestry

    Name:Robert E Wigginton
    Ship, Station or Activity:LST Flotilla 21
    Ship Number or Designation:LST Flotilla 21
    Muster Date:31 Dec 1944

    And again on 1 Nov 1945.

    Does this sound like he??

  7. lewigginton

    lewigginton Junior Member

    Yes that's my grandfather! :)

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