Warren’s military records were destroyed in the July 1973 National Personal Records Center fire. Through the services of Golden Arrow Research (http://www.goldenarrowresearch.com/), I have a partial record of his service during World War II. Warren Pierre Gilman joined C Battery of the 351st Coastal Artillery Search Light Battalion on March 28, 1942 as a basic recruit with a ranking of Private. In May 1942, he was promoted to Private First Class. In September 1942 his occupational specialty code was changed to 514 - radio operator. This was followed by promotion to the rank of Tech 5 in January 1943 and Tech 4 in February 1943. In January 1943, his unit sailed to North Africa on the Anne Arundel. In October 1943, his unit sailed to Italy. From July 1944 until September 22, 1944, he was on temporary duty with the 45th Anti Aircraft Brigade as a radio operator after which he returned to C Battery. The 351st was deactivated on October 28, 1943. There is then a 16 month gap where no auxiliary records could be found to show where he was transferred. In early March 1945 records show his transfer through replacement units and in early April 1945 was attachment to the 155th Anti Aircraft Artillery Battalion (17th Airborne Division) in Hamborn, Germany. His occupational specialty at this time is listed as 745 (rifleman) and 601 (machine gunner). During this period the 17th Airborne began military government duties. On September 5, 1945 he boarded the USS Wakefield for transport back to the USA. He was sent to the separation center for discharge on September 23, 1945.