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#1 jsealey

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 08:45 PM

I am trying to reconstruct my father's military history. 1st question is : what does "2nd CC HMG" mean? It is under military qualification on his discharge paper.

thanks in advance.


Edited by jsealey, 26 December 2016 - 08:45 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 01:50 AM

Welcome to the forums!

I'll take a stab at "No2 crewman Heavy Machine Gun", but it is only a guess.


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 01:59 AM

Glad to have you here. Can you post the whole discharge document? We have some smart people here who might be better able to help if the can see the whole thing.


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 05:30 AM

Can't help with your question but want to welcome you to a great forum. I'd put my money on Gordon's guess- sounds pretty feasible.
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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:00 AM

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 09:13 AM

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:46 AM

The acronym would be properly expanded when we know what slot it filled. For example, "CC" could mean "Combat Command". 

 

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Acronym Definition HMG Holy Mother of God (Internet slang) HMG Her/His Majesty's Government (British Government) HMG Herring Media Group, Inc. HMG Happy Mardi Gras

 

So, if you don't have a scanner, take a picture with a cell phone and upload it here. If you have trouble with that PM me and I'll assist. 


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 02:42 PM

welcome to the forum.

what Nationality was your father?



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 12:45 AM

I am trying to reconstruct my father's military history. 1st question is : what does "2nd CC HMG" mean? It is under military qualification on his discharge paper.

thanks in advance.

 

 

First, welcome to the Forum.

 

As with most things, context is very helpful in interpreting meaning.  Posting a copy of the discharge will make it much easier to help.


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 01:54 PM

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 10:42 PM

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 09:52 PM

[I hope this can be viewed. any information and deciphering would be most appreciated.

in particular the military qualifications and the decorations and citations.

thank you! it took me awhile to figure out how to attach it, the file was too large.

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#13 jsealey

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:06 PM

The acronym would be properly expanded when we know what slot it filled. For example, "CC" could mean "Combat Command". 

 

And, 

 

Acronym Definition HMG Holy Mother of God (Internet slang) HMG Her/His Majesty's Government (British Government) HMG Herring Media Group, Inc. HMG Happy Mardi Gras

 

So, if you don't have a scanner, take a picture with a cell phone and upload it here. If you have trouble with that PM me and I'll assist. 

I just figured out how to get it scanned small enough to load it. Hope you an take a look at  it and see what you think. Thank you!



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:07 PM

welcome to the forum.

what Nationality was your father?

English/ Swedish



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:14 PM

English/ Swedish

 

Looking at the document you posted don't you mean American ?

 

I wanted to know what Army he served in as it'd help with the abbreviation you mentioned.


Edited by Owen, 08 January 2017 - 10:27 PM.


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:25 PM

Looking at the document you posted don't you mean American ?

 

I wanted to know what Army he served in as it's help with the abbreviation you mentioned.

Duh! My bad.



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 11:18 PM

Good scan, perfectly readable. It's "2nd CG HMG", not "CC".  That's as far as a Navy vet. can take it. 


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:16 PM

HMG might be Heavy Machine Gun.

 

You might want to consider posting this with a descriptive title in the information request subforum.


Edited by lwd, 09 January 2017 - 02:17 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:18 PM

I'll give some of it a shot.
Box 31: Entitled to the Combat Infantrymen's Badge (see my sig for what it looked like), I think Sharpshooter on the M-1. Not sure of the 2nd, but I think HMG does refer to a Heavy Machine Gun.
Box 32: He was in one named campaign.
Box 33: Shows the awards he was entitled to. I'll try to show pictures of them later. I'm on my phone right now.

 

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Asian-Pacific Award

 

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Philippine Liberation Award

 

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WW2 Victory Medal

 

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Good Conduct Medal

 

Box 53: Lapel Pin (Discharge Award)

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