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I have my late father's U.S. Army Driver's Manual from WWII. He wrote the following on the back cover: Gerald E. Johnson, ASN 39209517, Co. F, 27t Bn., M.P.R.T.C, Fort Custer, Michigan.  I know that he was drafted into the military and served in Europe (Belgium and France?) during the Battle of the Bulge. He transported German prisoners. I would like to find out as much as I can about his time in the service, and appreciate any help you can provide.

Dear Ms.,
       Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "I would like to find out as much as I can about his time in the service".  It would be my pleasure to assist you.
       To begin this type of Fact-based historic research, please refer to your father's Discharge Documents (four pages) which are invaluable toward ACCURATE historic research.  Your father was provided with 6-10 copies when he was discharged from the US Army after WW 2.  
       If you would like to, you are welcome to photocopy the four pages of 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.  Once I have the photocopies in hand, it would be my pleasure to share with you any FACTS I glean from your father's Discharge Documents.
       Good Luck with your quest.

   Richard V. Horrell
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Richard V. Horrell


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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