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#1 mds308

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 01:48 PM

I was wondering if I can get some information.  What was the time frame of the RA number and any ideas on the history of my Army Vet?  Thanks.

 

 

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#2 Steve B.

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 02:52 PM

RA is definitely post-war, and the tetanus immunization date is 1950 which is shown as T50.

 

I can't help with finding more info on this soldier.



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Posted 05 November 2019 - 05:30 PM

My serial started with 188, March,1969. Hope that helps

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:27 AM

Source:  Fold3

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:28 AM

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:30 AM

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:30 AM

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:34 AM

This was Davis McDonell Jr's wife's obituary.  He married her in 1954.

Note:  The last pic in here I believe is an early photo of Davis and Mary together.

 

Source:  https://www.vanorsde...ell/#!/Obituary

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:37 AM

Note:  Mary was cremated according to her obituary.  Since I could find nothing on Find-A-Grave for either Mary or Davis J. McDonell, I'm going to guess Davis was also cremated and their remains might've been kept by the family but I'm not sure.

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:38 AM

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:40 AM

I couldn't find anything regarding Davis J. McDonell Jr's military service regarding a division or unit but I thought I'd share his father's service information and little about him that I found.

 

Source:  Find-A-Grave

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:41 AM

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 05:08 AM

Hi Matt,

 

Thanks for all your help.  You have gone above and beyond my expectations.  I'll give you an A+++.  I would have given you an A++++ but you failed to include Jack Jr's favorite beverage.  

 

Thank you, my friend.  

 

Mike



#14 aznation

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 06:52 AM

Posted Today, 07:08 AM

Hi Matt,

 

Thanks for all your help.  You have gone above and beyond my expectations.  I'll give you an A+++.  I would have given you an A++++ but you failed to include Jack Jr's favorite beverage.  

 

Thank you, my friend.  

 

Mike

 

You're welcome Mike.  I apologize for not finding this sooner but I went back and looked and found this.  So, do I get an A++++ now?

Note:  Warning, this is only "Fake News".

 

Source:  The Miami Herald / Sunday, January 30, 1947 / Page 1

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 08:51 AM

That's great.  I would have typed sooner but it's hard to type when my eyes are filled with tears from laughter.

 

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:06 AM

Thought you'd get a kick out of that.  Have a great day!




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