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  1. The MP

    The MP New Member

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    Hello my names Steve and I'm from New York State. I've been interested in World War II and military history since I was 7 and learning about my relatives the have been veterans from my 3x Great-Grandfather who served in the Union Army in the US Civil War, my Great-Grandfather that served in the US Army during the Great War to my Grandfather that served in the US Army in Europe during the Second World War. I was also hoping some could help me find information on my Grandfather as I've been having a hard time of it. Funny thing is I've found out so easily about my 3x Great and Great Grandfather compared to my Grandfather.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Hi Steve. Welcome to our home. Tell us what you can; name, place of birth, year of birth, etc. We'll do our best to fill in what we can.
     
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    Hello, the most I've ever been able to find is this below, but this seems to be a re-enlistment as when you look at the section labeled source it states, "Enlisted man, Regular army, after 3 months discharge" which from my understanding means he served was discharged and re-enlisted.
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    Welcome to the forum. Rich A. in Pa.
     
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    Welcome to the forums!
     
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    What information do you have on your grandfather? Any photos, letters, etc?
    Was he wounded or go through the VA?
    Where did he live when he got out?
     
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    Not much to be honest he passed when I was 12. All I really know is that he was in the US Army in Europe during the tail end of the War. He lived in Brooklyn after the war. As for photos I posted them in a different thread.
     
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    Donaldson, James (1928).jpg

    Is this his draft card?
     
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    No, his birthday was 8 October 1928 he was born in Brooklyn and his mother's name was Mary.
     
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    Thanks. I'll check further.
     
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    Welcome to this place. Looking forward to what you can share.
     
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    If the date of birth is correct, it's hard to see how anyone barely 17 is reenlisting. Perhaps he was in the occupation force.
     
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    That would make the most logical answer. I just don't understand why in the one thing I found it states, Source: "Enlisted man, Regular army, after 3 months discharge" instead of "civilian". Also why for term of enlistment it states: Enlistment of Hawaiian Department when the pictures I have of him show snow and European looking buildings.
     
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    The circumstances might be more complicated than him spending all his time in one place. My first year in the USN I had five commands under my belt.
     

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