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Old Yesterday, 08:34 PM
 
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I have very little information on James, but would like to contact anyone who might be related or know anyone related to him.
This is all I know about James:
He was born July 4,1902.
He was wounded Feb. 3, 1944 in WWII in the Kwajalein Campainge , he died Feb 5, 1944 and is buried in Kentucky.
According to military records, he was from PA.
At the time of his death he was married to Helen Spicer of KY.

Any information would be greatly appreciated. Due to missing/lost/unverified famy records I might be his grandchild.
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Old Today, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I don't know if you already have this but it says he was born in Hazelton, PA:
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/235...edium=copy-url (link is shareable and can be viewed without a subscription).

I assume you've already found his Find A Grave memorial: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...james-r-carney

Otherwise, this is definitely a tough one - some trees at Ancestry seem to have mixed him up with a James Rexford Carney b. 20 Nov 1902 in Corry, PA. But these locations are on opposite ends of the state, so with the differing birth date and location, I think they are different people. But the mix up is making it difficult to pinpoint which is which.

You may have to look offline to settle this. I would look for his marriage record, which should be found at the county courthouse where they were likely married. I'd also order all available military records from NARA: https://www.archives.gov/

That said, the compensation application says he was living in Riverview, Washington, PA in 1925 when he joined the military. That suggests this may be him in 1920: https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/235...edium=copy-url - that gives you his potential parents and siblings.
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