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Re: WW 2 ///// Third Army.......assistance
Posted by: Richard Horrell (ID *****9354) Date: May 31, 2011 at 04:37:54
In Reply to: Re: WW 2 ///// Third Army.......assistance by Jereme Carlson of 22578

Dear Sir,
Thank you for your follow-up. In it you typed "We can't find the papers and I told him from my research most of the papers where [sic] lost in the fire in 1973." If I understand the context of your sentence, you are refering to two different sets of "papers".
"We can't fine the papers" must be your reference to your grandfather's Discharge Documents. "the papers where [sic] lost in the fie in 1973" must be your reference to your grandfather's personnel file. Respectfully, your grandfather's Discharge Documents & your grandfather's personnel fie are two, entirely different sets of "papers".
When your grandfather was discharged from the US Army, he was provided with 6-10 sets of Discharge Documents. One set was placed with your grandfather's papers for when he would pass away (sorry to be morbid). If your grandfather has passed away, your family provided a set of your grandfather's Discharge Documents to the Funeral Home that handled your grandfather's arrangements. Please visit the Funeral Home that handled your grandfather's arrangements.
When your grandfather was discharged from the US Army, he was encouraged to register a copy of his Discharge Documents at the Court House of the County that he would reside in after WW 2. If your grandfather did so, you may visit the Court House of the County that your grandfather resided in after WW 2 & obtain a photocopy of his Discharge Documents. Discharge Documents are in the Public Domain, so anyone may visit a County Court House & obtain someone's Discharge Documents. I do so on a weekly basis, here in Davidson County, TN. Please visit the Court House of the County that your grandfather resided in after WW 2.

Richard V. Horrell


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