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Hello Richard,

I would like more information on my grandfather, Wallace Draffen, in WWII.  Anything you can tell me about the units below would be greatly appreciated.  He was in HQ DET 37 MED BN, Third Army, XII Corps.  APO 403.  I have letters and papers he kept that have his name associated with the following:

Jan 1943   CO B 26th Med TNG BN - Camp Grant

1943      HQ Detachment 37th Medical Ambulance Battalion - Camp Rucker

1944      HQ Detachment 37th Medical Battalion

Oct 30 1945   195 AAA AW BN SP, Company C

Dec 6, 1945   3611th Ord HAM Co

Thanks in advance!
Shaun Malott

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Dear Mr. Malott,
       Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "I would like more information on my grandfather".  Respectfully, without Primary Source Documents providing me with FACTS about your grandfather's role in WW 2, I cannot provide you with "information" about your grandfather's role in WW 2.  You are welcome to send me via First Class USPS photocopies of the four page Discharge Documents (WD AGO Form 53-55) your grandfather was provided (6-10 copies) when he was discharged from the US Army.  It would be my pleasure to share with you any FACTS I glean from the documents.
       In your question you typed "Anything you can tell me about the units below would be greatly appreciated."  It would be my pleasure to share with you FACTS about these random units.

"HQ DET 37 MED BN"  commanded by Lt. Col. F.D. Suttenfield

       CAMPAIGNS:

Normandy        June 6-July 24, 1944
Northern France July 25-September 14, 1944
Rhineland       September 15, 1944-March 21, 1945
Ardennes-Alsace December 16, 1944-January 15, 1945
Central Europe  March 22-May 8, 1945

Served with the Army of Occupation, Germany, May 2-September 29, 1945

Located at Stone, Staffordshire, England, June 7, 1944

Assigned [assigned] to XII Corps July 30, 1944

Located southwest of Cloyes, France, August 18, 1944

Located southwest of Sompuis, France, September 1, 1944

Located at Nancy, France, October 14, 1944

Located at Saaralben, France, December 12, 1944

Located at Bettembourg, Luxembourg, December 24, 1944

Located at Bad Kreuznach, Germany, March 23, 1945

Located at Bayreuth, Germany, April 22, 1945

Located at Schonberg, Germany, May 9, 1945

Located at Regensburg, Germany, June 17, 1945

Located at Regensburg, Germany, August 31, 1945

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"Third Army"     I suggest you read:

After Action Report, Third United States Army, 1 August 1944-9 May 1945
by __?__?__
Regensburg, Germany        __?__?__        1945

I own a copy.

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"XII Corps"  APO 312     I suggest you read:

XII Corps, Spearhead of Patton's Third Army
by George Dyer
Baton Rouge, Louisiana        Army Navy Publishing Company        1947

I own a copy.

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"APO 403"     Third Army

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       In your question you typed "Camp Grant".  A Medical Replacement Unit Training Center located at Rockford, Illinois.
       In your question you typed "Camp Rucker".  A Divisional Training Camp located at Ozark, Alabama.
       In your question you typed "195 AAA AW BN SP".  Based in Southern France, awaiting departure from Marseilles, France on November 20, 1945.
       In your question you typed "3611th Ord HAM Co".  I have no FACTS to share with you.
       I will eagerly await from you a photocopy of your grandfather's Discharge Documents (WD AGO Form 53-55) via First Class USPS so that I may then provide you with FACTS about your grandfather's role in WW 2.  Please be sure to include your e-mail address for ease of my response.
       Good Luck with your quest.

  Sincerely,
   Richard V. Horrell
    WW 2 Connections
     2011 Richard Jones Road
      Apt      E 26
       Nashville   TN   37215-2837  

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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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