Military History/Battle of the Bulge

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My Great Uncle Dale Shelton drove tanks during the battle. How can I find out what outfit he was with?

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Good Day,
       Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "How can I find out what outfit he was with?"  Please refer to Box #6 on page two of your great uncle's Discharge Documents, which are invaluable toward ACCURATE historic research.  The unit listed in Box 36 was the unit your great uncle was assigned to after May 8, 1945 to return to the USA.  However, sometimes it was the unit the Veteran was assigned to prior to May 8, 1945.  Please provide me with EVERYTHING typed in Box #6 on page two of your great uncle's Discharge Documents.
       Next, please refer to Box #36 on page two of your great uncle's Discharge Documents.  Those are the dates your great uncle sailed overseas, as well as the dates he returned to the USA.  I have compiled a list (over 10,000 entries) of troop ship voyages during WW 2, with the units onboard the troop ship for that voyage.  Please provide me with EVERYTHING typed in Box #36 on page two of your great uncle's Discharge Documents.
       I will eagerly await your response via AllExperts.

  Respectfully,
   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.

Experience

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.

Organizations
AASLH, Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society

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

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

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

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

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