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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

2017-04-21 my fathers company history as mp:

Dear Sir,          Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "I ran across my fathers discharge card".  EXCELLENT!  It is always best to begin historic research with the FACTS.          In your question

2017-03-29 Co C, 26th Inf Regt, 1st Inf Div, Kraslice:

Dear Sir,          Thank you for your follow-up.  In it you typed "So what was the function."  I have no idea, what-so-ever.          Have you contacted the 1st Infantry Division Museum in Wheaton, Illinois?

2017-03-28 343rd MP Escort Guard Company:

Dear Sir,          Thank you for your follow-up.  Regrettably, I have no FACTS to share with you.  The SS Sommelsdijk, a Dutch Troop Ship did depart the San Diego, California Port of Embarkation on July

2017-03-28 343rd MP Escort Guard Company:

Dear Sir,          Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "Can you provide me with any information on the 343rd MP ESCORT GUARD COMPANY during WWII?"  Regrettably, virtually nil.  The 343rd participated

2017-03-28 Co C, 26th Inf Regt, 1st Inf Div, Kraslice:

Dear Sir,          Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "I have Hon Discharge and Separation Qual Record for my father."  GREAT!  You are welcome to photocopy the four page Discharge Documents

 

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