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Father's Name: Earnest New from McCarr, Pike Co., Kentucky. Entered service 03 May 1043. Service #35659282. From diary recently found; places he went Ft. Thomas, KY/Ft. Eustis, VA/Ft. Ord, CA/Troop ship to Australia/Port Moresby, New Guinea/Wounded/Field Hospital New Guinea ???/172nd Station Hospital-Australia/105th General Hospital-Australia/Troop ship to San Francisco, CA/Troop train to 91st General Hospital Clinton, IA/Camp Atterbury, IN ???/Fort Knox, KY.  I'm looking to get copies of records with dates, ship names etc. Any help here would help fill in a time line I have started. Thanks in advance.

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Good Day,
       Thank you for your question.  From the diary, would you please provide me with the dates the Veteran was at the specific locations?  That would make my research MUCH easier.
       Ft. Thomas, Kentucky was an Induction Center & Replacement Depot.  Ft. Eustis (Lee Hall) Virginia was an Anti-Aircraft Artillery Replacement Training Center.  Ft. Ord (Monterey) California was a Landing Vehicle Board & Army Ground Forces Training Center.
       For the troop ship(s) you wish to obtain FACTS about, please provide me with ALL THE DATES in Box #36 on page two of your father's Discharge Documents.
       As to your father's Personnel File, it was probably destroyed in a fire in July 1973.  I always suggest to people to try, just in case the file was NOT destroyed.

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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.

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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.

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AASLH, Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society

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

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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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Respectfully, I do not disclose the names of the clients I deal with. I have a confidentially agreement with them.

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