This information is contributed by Chad Jordan
Mitch Jordan lived in Troutman, North Carolina. My grandfather’s unit was the 1258th Combat Engineers under Patton’s infamous 3rd Army. He enlisted at Camp Croft in Spartanburg SC in 1944. He went through basic training at Fort Jackson SC. He was then transferred to Camp Swift (Another Gentleman refers to Camp Swift on the NC WWII Page). My grandfather trained there as an ENGINEER until October 1944. His unit was then transferred to England. His unit arrived NOVEMBER 2nd, 1944. They trained in England for 1 month, and then were sent to France and then to Luxembourg to fight at the battle of the bulge (officially it was called the battle of the Ardennes). He also fought in the battle of Central Europe, and then the battle of the Rhineland. He never received a purple heart, even though he was wounded a few times by shrapnel. He stayed overseas until October 1945. Then he was sent back to the States and back to his family. My grandfather lived until April 13, 1988, where he passed away. I am very proud of my grandfather.
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