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ANTONIO V RUIZ
« on: Saturday 07 May 16 10:27 BST (UK) »
Looking for any information about the family of this chap, please
He was born 30 Sept 1921 in Santa Clara, & was KIA in France 26 July 1944. He enlisted into the US Army on 10 Sept. 1942. in California
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Re: ANTONIO V RUIZ
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 07 May 16 15:11 BST (UK) »
His memorial at Find A Grave & his WWII Enlistment Record indicates he was born in Arizona


Find A Grave : http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3628600

WWII Enlistment Record : https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8BW-8R8

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This appears to be him with his family in 1930 & 1940 census.

1930: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH1S-Q8Y

1940: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYWY-913

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I think I see were you got the  birth being in Santa Clara.

http://warmemorial.us/mediawiki3/index.php?title=ANTONIO_V._RUIZ_-_Santa_Clara,_CA_%28PVT%29_WWII

The "Home of Record City/County" is were the person was living or residing, not their place of birth. It appears he was living in Santa Clara and enlisted at  San Francisco which isn't too far away.

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Re: ANTONIO V RUIZ
« Reply #2 on: Monday 29 May 17 22:55 BST (UK) »
Aussie-girl,  did you get the info you were looking for?   I am curious because I am a descendent of Antonio B/V Ruiz. 

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Re: ANTONIO V RUIZ
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 30 May 17 08:16 BST (UK) »
I wonder if you know if he was in Northern Ireland,with the Army, during the 2nd World War ?
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Re: ANTONIO V RUIZ
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 05 June 18 08:28 BST (UK) »
Hello again
I am still on the hunt for information,
What can you tell me about this chap's Army history ? Did he go to Northern Ireland during WW2?
Is there anywhere We can check via his paper work , any clues would be very helpful .
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Re: ANTONIO V RUIZ
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 05 June 18 10:54 BST (UK) »
Typically, the military service records are available through the National Archives and can be ordered for a fee.  Unfortunately, a lot of WWII-era records were destroyed by a fire.

More information here - https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records#table-of-contents

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Re: ANTONIO V RUIZ
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 05 June 18 14:42 BST (UK) »
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Re: ANTONIO V RUIZ
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 05 June 18 14:47 BST (UK) »
Hi aussiegirl,

This is my great uncle I believe (my moms uncle).  My moms family has not been good about records and that information about that generation is sparse because most of them are deceased or have dementia. I really donít know if there is more information that I could gather that could be of help to you.  From what I think I know, he did serve in Northern Ireland.