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Re: Gen. Leroy Eltinge
Posted by: ancestryseeker (ID *****0397) Date: September 07, 2009 at 20:18:28
In Reply to: Gen. Leroy Eltinge by carrie dickson of 139

The ship was not under the U.S Coast Guard Command but the
Military Sea Transportation Service as of July 20, 1950
Read about MSTS ships:

History of the Ship:

I find a Robert McKissick age 45 (abt 1906) born Ireland became NA 2/3/1938 living in Queens NY Ord Seaman on the ship USNS LST 694 for a voyage 3/27/1951 Getmo Bay Cuba to NY, NY April 2 1951. (Owner of ship U.S. Navy)

History of LST 694:

If he was on leave in U.S. then his death certificate would be filed in the county clerks or vital records office of the county/state he died. If he was on leave overseas and died his death certificate would be at the U.S. State Department in Washington D.C. Since he was buried in a Veteran;s Cemetery a copy of the dc or at least a burial permit had to be obtained from county the cemetery is in.

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