You are here:

Military History/WWII 42nd Div my father

Advertisement


MA wrote at 2014-03-05 20:28:54
Please be aware the Armed Forces Personnel Center in St. Louis, MO had a fire in 1973, see Wikipedia's entry:



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Personnel_Records_Center_fire



My godfather, Captain Bernard Reiter (42ndID, 242ndREG, 2ndBTN, G Co.), who is shown in the Camp Gruber information, did not have his record survive. I sent in a copy of his Separation Papers as a reference and if you have a copy of your father's, send it in. They just may thank you.


Military History

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


william oneill

Expertise

I can answer questions on uniforms and insignia. General military subjects, British military history & uniforms European armies and histories american militia/national guard all wars weapons, equipment

Experience

I currently work for the National Museum of the Marine Corps as a Collections Management Specialist 2006-Present My previous position was the Registrar of the Virginia War Museum. The primary duties at both places was the identification and research of uniforms, insignia, flags, weapons, equipment,and preservation techniques in consultation with conservators. I wrote didactic panels and labels describing the period particular uniforms and equipment were in use. I served as the expert resource for questions on general military subjects for both U.S. and international military operations for local news media. Consulted with History Channel on camouflage uniforms, assisted other museums in identifying military artifacts in their collections, and have written extensive articles in the Virginia War Museum's newsletter, the Correspondent and given lectures on a vary of military topics relating to the operations of United States forces from 1775-Present.

Organizations
Life Member- Disabled American Veterans Life Member- Vietnam Veterans of America

Publications
suite101.com ArticleBase.com hubpages.com Virgina War Museum Newsletter Correspondent

Education/Credentials
BA History-Christopher Newport College-1988 MA History Canadidate- Old Dominion University-1990 Certificate- Military Policy and Strategy- Old Dominion University-1991

Past/Present Clients
Virginia War Museum Virginia War Memorial Museum U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum U.S. Army Transportation Museum Infantry Museum Ft. Riley Museum Finance Corps Museum 82nd Airborne Museum Ft. Wadsworth Harbor Defense Museum History Channel Museum of American Heroes (private museum) Mr. Don Tharpe Mr. Phil Morton

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.