UberZouave: Looks like he carried an M1 carbine and a 1911
technique_only: To read those tags:
First Line – Name (Ned R Folts)
Second Line – Army Serial Number (35586031), Tetanus Immunization (T42), Tetanus Toxoid (43), Blood Type (A)
Fifth Line – Religion (P – Protestant)
That looks like a .30 carbine round and .45 ACP – used in the M1 Carbine and 1911
Looks like your grandpa had, for ribbons/medals…
* Good Conduct Medal
* Bronze Star
* Silver Star
* European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon
That medal belongs to the Good Conduct Medal
DoScienceToIt: Plus side: There’s a collector’s market for that stuff.
Down side: It’s exactly as awful as you might imagine.
__Jank__: Judging by what’s in the photo, Ned R Foltz got drafted sometime between July 1943 and March 1944, served in the Army in Europe, and he was from either Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, or West Virginia. Blood Type A, Protestant.
He got an Army Good Conduct Medal (left ribbon and medallion), a Bronze Star, a Silver Star, and a Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal.
The swastika pins are Nazi Party pins worn to show membership to the NSDAP political party.