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Named M. A. GRUNSTEIN US Army bag - need some help?


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GreenStar67

I picked this bag up a few years ago at garage sale and need some help with it - marked "M. A. GRUNSTEIN" on one side and "U.S. ARMY 15217878" on the opposite side, has nice stitched leather reinforced cotton web handles. Measures roughly 17" long by 7-1/2" 7" tall - condition is really good, no holes. The bottom has some additional material that is thicker to keep it relatively flat. The zipper is metal and marked "TALON" I'm thinking that the number is his service number but not sure. Anyone have any idea what this style bag was used for? Reminds me of gym bags I had when I was a kid but a little smaller? Anyone have any idea who M. A. GRUNSTEIN was? I think it looks to be WW2 but maybe Korea vintage? Thanks in advance for any thoughts.

 

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aznation

Source:  BillionGraves.com

 

 

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GreenStar67

Wow, that is a lot of information. Thank you so much! I live about one hour North of Akron so that bag didn't move to far from home. Interesting the date on his registration is October 1st 1945, and the NARA says enlistment May 7, 1946 both are after the war ended but his grave says he served WW2? Also interesting he enlisted in the Panama Canal Department.

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aznation
15 hours ago, GreenStar67 said:

Wow, that is a lot of information. Thank you so much! I live about one hour North of Akron so that bag didn't move to far from home. Interesting the date on his registration is October 1st 1945, and the NARA says enlistment May 7, 1946 both are after the war ended but his grave says he served WW2? Also interesting he enlisted in the Panama Canal Department.

 

You're welcome.  Yes, that is curious that both his registration and enlistment dates are after the end of WWII but yet his grave info shows WWII.  Interesting...

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sundance

I've seen info from some governmental outfit that anyone who served before 12-31-46 would/could be considered a WW2 veteran.

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6 hours ago, sundance said:

I've seen info from some governmental outfit that anyone who served before 12-31-46 would/could be considered a WW2 veteran.

 

Thank you Sundance. 

 

§ 408.216 Are you a World War II veteran?

(a) Service requirements. For SVB purposes, you are a World War II veteran if you:

(1) Served in the active military, naval or air service of the United States during World War II at any time during the period beginning on September 16, 1940 and ending on July 24, 1947; or

(2) Served in the organized military forces of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, while the forces were in the service of the U.S. Armed Forces pursuant to the military order of the President dated July 26, 1941, including among the military forces organized guerrilla forces under commanders appointed, designated, or subsequently recognized by the Commander in Chief, Southwest Pacific Area, or other competent authority in the U.S. Army. This service must have been rendered at any time during the period beginning July 26, 1941 and ending on December 30, 1946.

(b) Discharge requirements. You must have been discharged or released from this service under conditions other than dishonorable after service of 90 days or more or, if your service was less than 90 days, because of a disability or injury incurred or aggravated in the line of active duty.

 

VA-Designated Wartime Service Eras

For the purposes of claiming VA wartime veteran benefits, the following eras apply. Those who have a record of military service in the following eras may be eligible for certain benefits and/or consideration not available to those who served during peacetime.

The Department of Veterans Affairs official site says of the list below, “Under current law, VA recognizes the following wartime periods to determine eligibility for VA Pension benefits.”

Mexican Border Period (May 9, 1916 – April 5, 1917 for Veterans who served in Mexico, on its borders, or adjacent waters)

World War I (April 6, 1917 – November 11, 1918)

World War II (December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946)

Korean conflict (June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955)

Vietnam era (February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975 for Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period; otherwise August 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975)

Gulf War (August 2, 1990 – through a future date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation)



Read more: https://militarybenefits.info/definition-war-veteran/#ixzz6oLLPXvGp

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GreenStar67

Learned something new today, it makes sense rhat when the fighting stops there are still things that need to be done as a result of the war,  Thank you

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