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Thomas James Arledge

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Birthplace: TN; SS# issued in MO; "Sgt U.S. Army-World War II" served in Germany; listed in obit as security guard; moved from Detroit, MI to Sacramento, CA in 1964
Death: Died in lived in Oklahoma City, OK; Bur. Kolb Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Nathaniel Arledge and Ethel M. HOUGE
Husband of Dorothy Beth Spears or Speer
Partner of Klara Sigfrida Strøm
Father of Private User; <private>; <private> Arledge; <private> Arledge and Gary Arledge
Brother of Luther King "Tenny" Arledge; Obed Arledge; Docia M. Arledge; Velna Arledge; Sadie L. Arledge and 3 others

Managed by: Pam Wilson
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About Thomas J. Arledge

TJ joined the Army for active service at Fort Sheridan, Illinois on June 21. 1944 and attended training course for driving a Light Cargo Carrier M-29 on Dec.13. 1944 at Fort George in MD.

Prior to joining the Army, he was employed by the Cadillac Motors Corporation Detroit, Michigan for 16 months as a Test Driver. Drove M-5-8-Light Tanks under abnormal conditions along testing grounds. Attended in protective clothing drove tanks at high speed over obstacles.

He departed USA December 26 1944, Destination: ETO. (European Theater Of Operation) Arrived Jan.8.1945.


He served with

Company "A" in 35th Tank Battalion, which was assigned to the 4th Armored Division.

The 4th Armored Division - under Major General John "Tiger" Wood's Command - was part of the US 3rd Army, which again was commanded by General G.S.Patton.


He TJ Arledge participated in 3 theaters of war in Europe:

• Rhineland 15 Sep 44 - 21 Mar 45

• Ardennes-Alsace 16 Dec 44 - 25 Jan 45 (Incl. Battle of Bulge)

• Central Europe 22 Mar 45 - 11 May 45

Medals:

- EAME Theater Ribbon with 3 bronze stars.

- Army, Good Conduct Medal

- Victory Medal

- Distinguished Unit Badge

- Remarks: NO DAYS LOST UNDER AW 107 LAPEL BUTTON ISSUED ASR (2 SEP 45) 51

His Separation Qualification Record states he had:

- served as a Medium Tank Crewman, attained the position of Sergeant, and served 14 1/2 month with Company "A"

- As a member of a crew in a medium tank used in the attack of enemy positions, performed the duties of a gunner, driver and tank commander.

After the Germans capitulated and until his return t the US in March 1946, he was stationed in Bavaria, in Bayreuth/Landshut area.

His battalion – 35th Tank Battalion – was re-designated as the 35th Constabulary Squadron

He departed Europe March 03. 1946. Destination: USA. Arrived March 11.1946.

Honorable Discharge.

Date of Separation, March 16. 1946 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

Reason for Separation: CONVN GOVT RR 1-1 (DEMOBILIZATION)

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Thomas J. Arledge's Timeline

1920
March 8, 1920
TN; SS# issued in MO; "Sgt U.S. Army-World War II" served in Germany; listed in obit as security guard; moved from Detroit, MI to Sacramento, CA in 1964
1941
1941
Age 20
Detroit, MI
1984
July 7, 1984
Age 64
lived in Oklahoma City, OK; Bur. Kolb Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK