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post #1 of 9 Old 09-18-2011, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning out my Grandparents house...

I was cleaning out my Grandparents house today with other family members (my Grandpa passed away in 04 and my Grandma in July) and I found some pretty neat old military documents.

First, I found my Great Grandpas US Coast Guard discharge papers from 1921.

Next, we found the certificate given to my Grandfather from 1943 for crossing the Equator (Solemn rrder of the Ancient Mysteries of the Deep) with his ship the USS Evart. I never had a close relationship with my Grandpa or Grandma and nobody (my Mom or Aunts and Uncles) knew much about his service in the Navy other than he served during WW2. They had always thought he spent the entire war on a sub, but turns out he did not get on a sub until 1945 when the ship was sent to New London, Conneticut when they decommisioned his ship where he met my Grandma.

Anyone else ever find anything interesting military wise from cleaning out their Grandparents house?

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also, im a bit baffled by his (my Grandfathers) grade... according to the equator crossing, he was an AMM 3rd class at the time. From the looks of it, AMM is an aviation mechanic, why would an aviation mechanic be on board a destroyer escort boat?

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you are confusing everyone. you have mentioned two different people at two different times... separate them please lol

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any easier to understand?

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I know the WWII battleships had recon pontoon planes they'd sling off the boat, then crane back aboard, but I can't find any evidence of the DE's utilizing the same system. what exactly does his shellback cert read?

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After class tonight I'll try and snap a pic of it. It's rather fainted as it looks like he had it hanging up for a while.

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My grandfather was in 5th Rangers in WWII. Was there from the invasion thru surrender. 2 purple hearts, cib, bronze star. It was awesome finding out about him.

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Not from the grandparents home but quite a few items I inherited after my parents passed.

My grandfather was a guerrilla fighter in the Philippines during the Japanese invasion and occupation. He served under LT Ramsey for the duration of WWII and got to met GEN MacArthur several times which were photgraphed. I found old pics during and after the war as well as several of his awards from the American & Philippine governments. Bought the book the former LT, now retired Lt. Col, wrote about the whole experience and found more photos and references about him in the book as well.

This gentleman, Lt Col Ramsey, is still alive and kicking butts especially for U.S. services veteran related issues!

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Thankfully my grandfather is still alive. He was headed home on leave when his train was diverted to the SF docks, and the MP's pulled every GI off. He shipped out in winter uniforms, and went across the equator in his underwear since his uniforms were too hot. He landed in Australia, and said there wasn't hardly anything for supplies. Once they were underway, he made the beach landing on Bougainville, ran the army motorpool, joined the Airborne, and caught a case of milaria which almost killed him. Some time after he recovered, he was part of the occupying force in Japan. He has a very cool photo album, a couple pistols, some parts and pieces of his uniforms, and the 2 prize items are the japanese flag from General Tojos shrine, and a sword he took off of a Japanese officer.

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