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Edward L. Robertson
Edward L. Robertson  
My dad, Edward L. Robertson, volunteered from California and was trained in Kentucky in 1943. We would like to know which ship he was shipped over to Europe on, who he served under and what exactly (if possible) was his itinerary in Europe. We would like to some day follow his service on a map. It would help us establish a closeness and understand him better.   
We know dad has a terrible time over there. I was 6 years old when he left, he came back a very different person with uncontrollable fits of weeping and anger. We dared not ask him questions for fear of upsetting him.
Mom died a very sad person just a few years after he.

Dear Ms.,
       Thank You for your question.  Also, may I type, that is quite a nice military portrait that you have of your father.  I know of thousands of people who would give anything to have that sort of portrait of their father in uniform.  Lucky you.
       In your question you typed "We would like to know which ship.......was his itinerary in Europe."  It would be my pleasure to provide you with answers to those questions.  For me to begin my research, I respectfully ask of you for photocopies of your father's Discharge Documents.  All four pages would be nice, but page two is an absolute necessity.  That is the page with 57 numbered boxes upon the page.
       Please photocopy your father's Discharge Documents, then send the photocopies to me via First Class USPS.  Please include your e-mail address for ease of response.
       Thank You so much for your question.  I eagerly await a packet from you via First Class USPS.

   Richard V. Horrell
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Can answer: World War Two. Specifically, the troop transport ships that took US Military Personnel overseas & returned them to the US, 1941-47. Also, unit history of US Army QM, Signal, MP, Ordnance, Medical, Transportation & Engineer units that served during WW 2. The more obscure units are my specialty. If you have the APO that a Veteran sent letters from or received letters at, I can look up the history of that APO.


A lifelong study of WW 2, including participation as a WW 2 Re-enactor, 1980-2002. Also, interviewing over 400 WW 2 Veterans about their role in WW 2.

AASLH, Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society

Over 800 Profiles that I have written for client's about their loved one's role in WW 2.

BA, History & Political Science (19th & 20th Century European History) Webster University, Webster Groves, MO.

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Assisting the National Archives on numerous occasions during the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of WW 2, 1991-95.

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