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|Comment||Thank you so much for taking the time to address my question. I was on a vacation and I saw a man likely in nineties that was wearing a cap that indicated he had served in the Army in WWII. I wanted to tell him that my grandfather was in Army and had fought in the war but, I didn't have enough knowledge about his history to have a productive conversation. I wanted to thank him for service but, I didn't because I was a bit embarrassed that I didn't know my own grandfather's history. That was selfish on my part. My grandfather died when I was 14 in 1984 so, I knew nothing about his service except that he was part of the Normandy campaign. That won't happen again! The few remaining veterans deserve our utmost respect and at the minimum they deserve to hear "Thank you".|
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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.
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.
Awards and Honors
Assisting the National Archives on numerous occasions during the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of WW 2, 1991-95.
Respectfully, I do not disclose the names of the clients I deal with. I have a confidentially agreement with them.