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QUESTION: Mr. Horrell, My father was in the Army in the Pacific [ WW II ]. Where can I find a list of battle and campaign abbreviations on his discharge papers. I'm interested to see where he was [Iwo, Guam, Midway ?]  Thanks for any help.

ANSWER: Dear Sir,
       Thank you for your question.  Also, THANK YOU for referring to me as "Mr. Horrell".  Good manners NEVER go out of style.
       In your question you typed "Where can I find a list of battle and campaign abbreviations on his discharge papers."  Respectfully, I'm not quite sure I am fully understanding your question.  Box #32 on page two of your father's Discharge Documents (WD AGO Form 53-55) lists the "BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS" your father participated in during WW 2.  Over the decades I have acquired thousands on Discharge Documents (WD AGO Form 53-55) & I have never seen any "BATTLES" listed in Box #32.  Only "CAMPAIGNS" and none of those listed were abbreviated.  
       In your question you typed "I'm interested to see where he was."  If you were to share with me the FACTS typed in Box #6, Box #22, Box #23, Box #24, Box #32, Box #33 & ALL THE DATES typed in Box #36, it would be my pleasure to help inform you "where he was."  
       Good Luck with your quest.

  Sincerely,
   Richard V. Horrell
    WW 2 Connections

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QUESTION: Mr. Horrell we e-mailed a few days ago. The problem may be here on my end, I'm using a "military record and report of separation" form. Box#28 is battles and campaigns and contains the following..Ryukyus  GO  69 WD  45.   Don't know if this will help. Thanks for your time.  Phil

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Dear Sir,
       Thank you for your follow-up.  In it you typed "Box#28 is battles.......GO 69 WD 45."  If  Box #28 on page two of your father's Discharge Documents is "BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS", then your father was an Officer, a fact you did not provide me in your original question.
       The Ryukyus Campaign was fought March 26-July 2, 1945 upon the island of Okinawa & the nearby islands of The Ryukyus.  
       Good Luck with your quest.

  Richard V. Horrell
   WW 2 Connections

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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.

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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