Dr. Richard J. Gerow

Richard Gerow, WWII
Richard Gerow, WWII
Recent Address: 3710 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226
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Family Info: Parents: Donald I. and Laura; Wife: Helene; Children: Geoffrey, Renee, Diane, Denise; Siblings: James, Wilbur, Mary, Anna, Gertrude
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Date Entered Service: January 6, 1943
Service Number: 32730790
Bomb Group: 40th and 444th
Location of Unit: India and then Tinian - 1944/1945
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Awards: American Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal
Service Schools: Radio Mechanic, Truax Field, Madison, WI; Armament, Lowery Field, Denver, CO
MOS: Armament
Rank Upon Discharge: Cpl
Crew Type: Ground crew
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Physical Therapist, Chiropractor, Naturopathy
He graduated from Ithaca College in 1951 with a degree in physiotherapy and from the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1953. In 1955, he opened his own office on Main Street, practicing in chiropractic care, physical therapy and naturopathy. He continued practicing until 2010.
Thoughts About the 58th: I had the privilege of meeting many fine men in the service and in the future I hope to be able to afford to attend a reunion which they hold yearly. I was privileged to have the GI bill to make it possible to earn a living in a field which I enjoy and am still working part-time. Since I'm self-employed I don't have a pension so feel it necessary to meet ever-increasing high taxes in this area and also medical costs, as well.
Comments: Dr. Jerow passed away July 1, 2012.

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