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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.

Experience in the area

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.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

To compile a FACT-BASED list of troop ship voyages that US Military Personel were passengers onboard, 1940-47.

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Recent Answers from Richard V. Horrell

2017-03-23 My Friends Father:

Good Day,          Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "I need his service exit date."  That date would be typed in Box #7 on page two of the Veteran's Discharge Documents (WD AGO Form 53-55)

2017-03-04 trying for a WW 2 photograph:

Good Day,          Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "battery C Regt FARC Ft Bragg".  The acronym is Field Artillery Replacement Center.  Your uncle was receiving training to become a Replacement

2017-03-03 106th AAA Auto-Weapons Battalion number of men:

Dear Ms.,          Thank you for your follow-up.  In it you typed "Any clue?"  None, what-so-ever.  It is difficult for me to respond with FACTS when I do not have the information you have available to

2017-03-03 106th AAA Auto-Weapons Battalion number of men:

Dear Ms.,          Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "Im [sic] confused about the number of men in the Battalion."  The Table of Organization of the 106th AAA Auto-Weapons Battalion, Kentucky

2017-02-21 bronze star uncle received:

Good Day,          Thank you for your question.  On it you typed "My uncle received a bronze star."  I assume (something I am loathed to do) that you refer to a Bronze Star Medal for Valor.  What Primary

 

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