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Title: 265th Coast Artillery selected abstract biographies World War II
Series Title: Special archives publication
Alternate Title: Two hundred sixty-fifth Coast Artillery
Physical Description: 1 v. (upaged) : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida -- Dept. of Military Affairs
Publisher: Dept. of Military Affairs, State Arsenal
Place of Publication: St. Augustine Fla
Publication Date: [1991?]
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Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States   ( lcsh )
Coast defenses -- History -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
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Funding: The Florida National Guard's Special Archives Publications was digitized, in part by volunteers, in honor of Floridians serving both Floridians in disaster response and recovery here at home and the nation oversees.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00047666
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Florida National Guard
Holding Location: Florida National Guard, St. Augustine Barracks
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the Florida National Guard. Digitized with permission.
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Special ArGchives
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119
265TH COAST ARTILLERY
SELECTED ABSTRACT BIOGRAPHIES
WORLD WAR II


State Arsenal
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to Florida citizens for use either in the libraries or on interlibrary loan, subject to
each library's regulations. An asterisk (*) indicates libraries that are obligated to
give interlibrary loan service. Requests should be directed to the nearest "epository.

Bay County Public Library (1968) *State Library of Florida (1968)
25 West Government Street Documents Section
Panama City, Florida 32402 R. A. Gray Building
Tallahassee, Florida 323 9-0250
Bay Vista Campus Library (1982)
Documents Department Stetson University (1968)
Florida International University Dupont-Ball Library
North Miami, Florida 33181 Deland, Florida 32720-3769

Broward County Division of Libraries (.1968) Jacksonville University (1968)
100 South Andrews Avenue Carl S. Swisher Library
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Jacksonville, Florida 32211
Cocoa Public Library (1968)
430 Delannoy Avenue *Tampa-Hillsborough County Public (1961
Cocoa, Florida 32922 Library System
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*Florida Atlantic University (1968) Tampa, Florida 33602
Library
P. 0. Box 3092 *University of Central Florida (1968)
Boca Raton, Florida 33431 Library
-.. Post:Office Box 25000
*Florida International University (1971) Orlando, Florida 32816-0666
Documents Section
Tamiami Campus Library Tamiami Trail *University of Florida Library (1968)
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*Florida State University Library (1968)
Documents Maps Division *University of Miami Library (1968)
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*Jacksonville Public Library (1968) Coral Gables, Florida 33124
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Jacksonville, Florida 32202 *University of North Florida Library
Documents Division
*Miami-Dade Public Library (1968) Post Office Box 17605.
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*University of South Florida (1968)
*Ocala Public Library (1972) Library Special Collections
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101 East Central Boulevard Documents John Pace Library
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF MIUTARY AFFAIRS
OFFIC*OF tHE ADJUTAIT GOsliRAL


POST OFFICE BOX 1008
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
32085-1008




265TH COAST ARTILLERY REGIMENT: WORLD WAR II SERVICE

In the continuing effort to document the war-time and post-war careers of individuals,
both Guard and non-Guard, who served in one of Florida's regiments during the Second
World War, we would ask you to please complete this form.

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265TH COAST ARTILLERY REGIMENT: WORLD WAR II SERVICE

In the continuing effort to document the war-time and post war careers of individuals,
both Guard and non-Guard, who served in one of Florida's regiments during the Second
World War, we would ask you to please complete this form.

NAME Norris LeRay Reynolds
ADDRESS 2000 Gale Street
Orlando, FL 32803-2705

PHONE NUMBER 407-894-4395

UNITS, LOCATIONS AND PERIODS OF SERVICE WITH THE 265TH
Battery A, 265th CA (HD), Jacksonville, FL 21 Jun 1933 13 Jan 1941
Battery A, 265th CA (HD), Harbor Defenses of
Galveston 13 Jan 1941 31 Aug 1941
Battery E, 265th CA (HD), Harb. Def. of Galveston 1 Sep 1941 8 Dec 1941
I|HQ & HQ Btry, 265th CA (HD), HD of Galveston 9 Dec 1941 9 Apr 1942

OTHER UNITS; REGIMENTS/DIVISIONS/AIR CORPS SERVICE; WORLD WAR II
HQ & HQ Btry, 20th CA, Harbor Defenses of Galvest.10 Apr 1942 18 Jan 1943
Hq Southern Defense Command, Ft. Sam Houston, TX 19 Jan 1943 31 Mar 1945
Hq Western Defense Command, Presidio of San
Francisco, CA 1 Apr 1945 31 Oct 1945
Unassigned Terminal Leave 1 Nov 1945 17 Mar 1946
POSTWAR MILITARY SERVICE IF ANY
Officers Reserve Corps 2 Nov 1945 7 Jul 1947
Hq 692 AAA AW Bn (SP), FNG, Jacksonville, FL 8 Jul 1947 31 Jan 1949
Hq 148 AAA AW Bn (SP), FNG, Jacksonville, FL 1 Feb 1949 1 Jan 1957
U.S. Army Reserve 2 Jan 1957 19 May 1964


POSTWAR CIVILIAN CAREER
Various positions with Greyhound Lines,
including Director of Safety Jacksonville, FL Dec 1945 31 Dec 1956
District Manager, Greyhound Lines Orlando, FL 1 Jan 1957 1 Feb 1977

(ecessarv to retireIfrom N atonal Guard when transferred in civilian job
from Jaczsonville to Orlando)t











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Adjutant General's Commendation for Bravery, dated 10 Nov 1938.

Other records lost


COMMENTS/EVALUATIONS/SPECIAL STORIES OF MILITARY SERVICE
While in Galveston, served as Ornance Officer and Ordnance Property Officer;
Artillery Engineer; and S-4, Western Gulf Sub-Sector, Gulf Sector, Southern
Defense Command
In San Antonio, served as Asst. G-4, SDC
In San Francisco served on Staff of United Nations Conference on International
Organization, and in Artillery Section, Western Defense Command.

Graduated from Coast Artillery School, Ft. Monroe, VA, Jun 1942

Graduated from Command & General Staff School, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, Jan 1944.



































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DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
OFFICOF 4HM ADJUTANT GENERAL


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265TH COAST ARTILLERY REGIMENT: WORLD WAR II SERVICE

In the continuing effort to document the war-time and post-war careers of individuals,
both Guard and non-Guard, who served in one of Florida's regiments during the Second
World War, we would ask you to please complete this form.

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DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
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POST OFFICE BOX 1008
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
32085-1008





265TH COAST ARTILLERY REGIMENT: WORLD WAR II SERVICE

In the continuing effort to document the war-time and post-war careers of individuals,
both Guard and non-Guard, who served in one of Florida's regiments during the Second
World War, we would ask you to please complete this form.

NAME VERNON F. SIKES BG, AUS, Ret.
ADDRESS 8653 Villa San .
Jacksonville, Fla. 32217

PHONE NUMBER 904/731-4790

UNITS, LOCATIONS AND PERIODS OF SERVICE WITH THE 265TH
Co. G, 124th Infantry 9Jan 29 1932
265th CA Artillery 9Jan 32 31 July 1944
265th Locations During World WarII:
Ft. Crockett(Galveston, Texas) Jan 41 April 42
( SeeComments for other locations)

OTHER UNITS; REGIMENTS/DIVISIONS/AIR CORPS SERVICE; WORLD WAR II
279th Coast Artillery Bn. Sept 44 Mar 46
Shemya, Alaska Aleutian Islands


POSTWAR MILITARY SERVICE IF ANY
See Attached




POSTWAR CIVILIAN CAREER
Real Estate Investments
Assistant Adjutant General Fla National Guard
Nov 65 June 74





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See Attached




COMMENTS/EVALUATIONS/SPECIAL STORIES OF MILITARY SERVICE
265th Locations during World War II

Fort Crockett (Galveston, Texas) Jan 41 -April 42
The 2nd Bn served at Fort McArthur, Calif
Dec 41- April 41
The entire Regiment moved to Fort Taylor, Key West
Fla April 42 Jan 43 during this period
a detachment manned 2- 155MM Guns on Miami
Beach Fla
The Regiment moved to Ft. Jackson, S.C. Jan 43 for
overseas assignment to Africa during our
assignment of about six weeks our orders for
overseas was cancelled we then moved to Ft.
Hancook, NJ. The Regiment moved to Ft. Greely,
Alaska Jan 44 and served there until disbanded
29 July 1944.
Personnel of the 265th was reorganized into three
Battalions 277th, 278th and 279jh Coast Artillery
During Sept 44 the battalions were moved to
Adak, Amchitka, and Shema- Aleutian Islands -
serving there until World WarII ended -
Personnel of the Battalions returned home during
the period Sept = Nov 45























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/ HOME ADDRESS: 92 Marine Street, St.
Augustine, Florida 32084
SORN: Jacksonville, Florida, 17 June 1914
SCHOOLS: BS, University of Florida, 1948;
Coast Artillery School, Officer Advanced
Course, 1944; Anti-aircraft Artillery School,
Associate Officer Basic Course, 1950; Na-
tional Guard Refresher Course, 1954; Com-
mand and General Staff College, Associate
Officer Course, 1957; National War College,
Defense Strategy Seminar, 1970..









BRIGADIER GENERAL VERNON F. SIKES

Assistant Adjutant General rS,
Florida Army National Guard Id

General Sikes enlisted in the Florida National Guard on 9 January 1929. He was
commissioned as a second lieutenant, Coast Artillery, in January 1941. He entered
Federal service 6 January 1941 with the 265th Coast Artillery Regiment, serving in the
United States and Alaska. In September 1944, he was transferred to the 279th Coast
Artillery Battalion and served in the Aleutian Islands until his release from active duty
on 4 March 1946.
General Sikes reentered the Florida National Guard on 15 September 1946 and
was assigned to Headquarters, 227th AAA Group. He was ordered to active duty with
the 227th Group on 24 May 1951 and served in the United States and Korea. While in
Korea, he was transferred to the 29th AA Group. He was released from active duty 26
June 1953. He returned to National Guard status and was reassigned to the 227th
Group. On 4 January 1957, he assumed command of the 148th AAA Battalion. On 3
July 1960, he was assigned as Commanding Officer, 50th Quartermaster Group. He
was reassigned 15 February 1963 as Commanding Officer, Support Command
Section, 55th Command Headquarters, Divisional.
General Sikes was assigned as Special Assistant to the State Adjutant General 15
February 1965. He was appointed Assistant Adjutant General on 1 November 1965.
He was successively promoted first lieutenant 22 August 1942, captain 13 April 1943,
major 5 March 1946, lieutenant colonel 4 January 1957, colonel 3 July 1960 and
brigadier general with Federal recognition 1 November 1965.
Decorations and Awards: Bronze Star Medal; American Defense Service Medal;
American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; World War II Victory
Medal; Korean Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; United Nations
Service Medal; Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation; Florida Distinguished
Service Medal. Fla Cross
MeritoriousrService Medal -Oak Leaf Cluster
Legion of Merit September, 1972
K.







Civic Affiliations: National Guard Associations of the United States and Florida;
American Cancer Society; Board of Trustees, Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church;
Sigma Nu Fraternity; Ponce de Leon Country Club.
Civilian Occupation: The Assistant Adjutant General, State of Florida.









POWELL, McCULLER & SIKES, INC.

8653 VILLA SAN JOSE DR. E. TELEPHONE (904) 731-4790
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32217

May 6, 1981
Mr. Charles H. Bogart
201 Pin Oak Place
Frankfort, Ky. 40601

Dear Mr. Bogart,
I apioligize for taking so long to reply to your letter.
Iam a one man office force secretary, typist, bookkeeper, salesman &
general flunky. I am typing this roughly without a draft- just in what
might be an orderly sequence. If I make an error in spelling or mis-
prounication, please excuse.
I was a 2nd. Lieutenant when the 265th Coast Artillery
Regiment was inducted into Federal Service on 6 January 1941 at Jack-
sonville, Florida. Our Batteries were scattered from Pensacola Jack-
sonville to Key West, Florida. Shortly after induction we were tran-
sferred for training to Fort Crockett, Galveston, Texas. While there
we trained on 155 mm guns, 12" Mortars and 12" Barbetts. The citizens
of Galveston welcomed us with open arms and made us feel at home. I
will never forget how wonderful they were to our regiment.
On December 7, 1941 "Pearl Harbor" I was with a group
of Lieutenants returning from Austin, Texas where we had attended a
football game between Texas and Texas A & M. You might remember those
days we had hang-overs from celebrating the Texas win, that Sunday
morning enrouteto Galveston, We were listening to the radio and thought
it was another "Orson Wells Show" Finally it came through that it was
a real attack on Pearl Harbor and that we were in a state of War with
Japan.
We were in such a state of shock that we decided to take
a couple of drinks and stop in Houston for a steak at our favorite
restaurant. We knew this would probably be our last outing for quite
a while. This proved to be correct because it was two months later that
I received my first pass.
Upon reportingto our units early Sunday evening we found
a great deal of excitement and confusion. However within 24 hours we
settled down and fully manned our antiquated seacoast defense guns at
Fort Crockett and two satelliteforts Fort Travis & Fort San Jacinto,
all part of the Harbor Defenses of Galveston.
On December 9,1941, my second battalion was ordered to
prepare for movement within 24 hours. The next afternoon we board a
tropp trainand headed west. We must have had priority because we passed
numerous trains on sidings.
We arrived in Los Angeles around 1900 hours. All shades
were pulled for black-out. We finally arrived at San Pedro harbor next
to a large ship. We immediately thought we were going to the South
Pacific. After a long delay we finally detrained and marched to adjacent
Fort McArthur, California.
,,,, Our battalion was assigned coast defense guns from Fort
McArthur sonh all manning 155mm guns. My battery waslocated at Fort
McArthur, overlooking the Harbor Defenses of San Pedro. The following
morning a 90mm Anti-aircraft Battery moved in immediately to our rear.
I thought it was pretty poor tactics to locate another unit so close
but it was on the highest ground in the immediate vicinity.









"* POWELL, McCULLER & SIKES, INC.

8653 VILLA SAN JOSE DR. E. TELEPHONE (904) 731-4790
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32217

May 6, 1981
Mr. Charles H. Bogart
201 Pin Oak Place
Frankfort, Ky. 40601

Dear Mr. Bogart,
I apjoligize' for taking so long to reply to your letter.
I am a one man office force secretary, typist, bookkeeper, salesman &
general flunky. I am typing this roughly without a draft- just in wh-t
might be an orderly sequence. If I make an error in spelling or mis-
prounication, please excuse.
I was a 2nd. Lieutenant when the 265th Coast Artillery
Regiment was inducted into Federal Service on 6 January 1941 at Jack-
sonville, Florida. Our Batteries were scattered from Pensacola Jack-
sonville to Key West, Florida. Shortly after induction we were tran-
sferred for training to Fort Crockett, Galveston, Texas. While there
we trained on 155 mm guns, 12" Mortars and 12" Barbetts. The citizens
of Galveston welcomed us with open arms and made us feel at home. I
will never forget how wonderful they were to our regiment.
On December 7, 1941 "Pearl Harbor" I was with a group
of Lieutenants returning from Austin, Texas where we had attended a
football game between Texas and Texas A & M. You might remember those
days we had hang-overs from celebrating the Texas win, that Sunday
morning enrouteto Galveston, We were listening to the radio and thought
it was another "Orson Wells Show" Finally it came through that it was
a real attack on Pearl Harbor and that we were in a state of War with
Japan.
We were in such a state of shock that we decided to take
a couple of drinks and stop in Houston for a steak at our favorite
restaurant. We knew this would probably be our last outing for quite
a while. This proved to be correct because it was two months later that
I received my first pass.
Upon reportingto our units early Sunday evening we found
a great deal of excitement and confusion. However within 24 hours we
settled down and fully manned our antiquated seacoast defense guns at
Fort Crockett and two satelliteforts Fort Travis & Fort San Jacinto,
all part of the Harbor Defenses of Galveston.
On December 9,1941, my second battalion was ordered to
prepare for movement within 24 hours. The next afternoon we boardeJa
tropp trainand headed west. We must have had priority because we passed
numerous trains on sidings.
We arrived in Los Angeles around 1900 hours. All shades
were pulled for black-out. We finally arrived at San Pedro harbor next
to a large ship. We immediately thought we were going to the South
Pacific. After a long delay we finally detrained and marched to adjacent
Fort McArthur, California.
SOur battalion was assigned coast defense guns from Fort
McArthur s h all manning 155mm guns. My battery wapslocated at Fort
McArthur, overlooking the Harbor Defenses of San Pedro. The following
morning a 90mm Anti-aircraft Battery moved in immediately to our rear.
I thought it was pretty poor tactics to locate another unit so close
but it was on the highest ground in the immediate vicinity.









POWELL, McCULLER & SIKES, INC.

8653 VILLA SAN JOSE DR. E. TELEPHONE (904) 731-4790
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32217
Contiuation #3 May 6, 1981

During December 1943 we were ordered to prepare for overseas
shipment. I was attending the advanced course at Fort Monroe Va. and
was ordered to.return to my regiment. After returning I had no idea where
we might be assigned. On Christmas Day I called.Katie Kenyon and asked her
to be my wife. Strangely enough, after several minutes she agreed. We
were married on 29 December 1943 and are still married.
We departed Fort Hancock and headed west, with no idea where we
were going except we were headed west. We finally arrived in Seattle and
was broken into three separate unit, all still in the 265th Coast Artillery
Regiment. The Headquarters, together with my units moved to Kodiak (Fort
Greely) Alaska. The other two units moved to Amchitca and Adak on the
Aleutian Chain. While there I understand all units manned 155mm Guns.
I, with the Headquarters of the 265th at Kodiak with 155mm Guns.
We also had a 6"' rapid gun under construction in our rear. My Battery was
located on Long Island at the entrance to Kodiak Harbor. Long Island was
a game preserve at thatime. We had deer, and many other animals related to
the area. Other units on the main island of Kodiak was fortunate in having
the Kodiak bear, salmon and trout streams. I can well remember scooping
salmon and trout out with your bare hands.
The 265th. reported to The Alaskan Command in Anchorage. We
wore the Alaskan Command Patch( I will send you a patch if I can find one.)
When we arrived in Alaska we replaced a Coast Artillery Regiment
from California. I do not remember the unit designation. We later heard that
the California National Guard Regiment returned to the.States and was re-
organized into Field Artillery. Also they were later sent to Europe and lost
many casualties during the battle of the Bulge.
April of 1944 I was ordered to Fort Monroe, Virginia for the
Advanced Course of Coast Artillery. I feel sure my Colonel was looking
out for me because I was fortunate to be with my wife whom I had just
married for a few months.
j O SepR1ber 1944 the 265th CA Regiment was disbanded and re-
organized inro 3 Battalions. The 277th, 278th, & 279th. Coast Artillery
Battalions. The 277th whs located at Amchitka, the 278th at Adak and the
279th at Shemya. My Battalion the 279th ( on Shemya) was on the most westerly
island of the Aleutians about 50 miles west of Attu.
The 279th Bn. at Shemya, manned 155mm Guns and 90mm AA Guns.
This was a very cold and windy assignment. Our Huts were dug in and very
secure. I well remember walking out of our hvts with small rocks blowing
in your face. The most vivid memory was trying to urinate with high winds.
One of our versatile sergeants decided to place pipes in the ground where
we could urinate without the wind blowing every thing in your parka or face.
The 279th. at Shemya, manned 155mm Guns and 90mm AAtiarcraft
guns. This was a very.cold and dreary assignment. There was quite a number
of suicides in other units but we were very fortunate in not having any
serious problems. I attribute this to oui-Commanding Officer Lt. Col.
Frank B. Couch. He was a good disiplarniarian(please excuse the spelling)
We conducted daily inspections of our quarters and kept our personnel busy.









POWELL, McCULLER & SIKES, INC.

8653 VILLA SAN JOSE DR. E. TELEPHONE (904) 731-4790
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32217

Continuation Mf4 May 6, 1981

Shemya was a very desolate and windswept island about 3 5 Miles.
My memories of the island was pretty rough. It was very cold for Florida
National Guardsmen and just real desolate. Our Quonsets were dug-in, outside
latrines. After 6 months we did have have inside toilets and showers.
I might add that I was one of about six officers that served
with the 265th. during the entire period of World War II.
Following World War II the 265th.'was reorganized as the 227th
Antiaircraft Artillery Group, Florida National Guard, Jacksonville, Florida.
We Were called into service during the Korean War on May 15, 1951. We trained
at Fort Stewart, Georgia and was ordered to Korea during January 1952. We were.
assigned to Eighth Army and later under Operational Control of the Ist "Marine
Air Wing. We manned 40 & 90 mm Guns on all the major airfields of South Korea..
We were located adjacent to Eighth Army Headquarters in Taegu and then trans-
ferred to Pusan. Our Group was deactivated during May 1953 and I returned
to the states the next month.
Upon returning to the states the 227th was reactivated in the
Florida National Guard at Jacksonville, Fla. We had several battalions under
our command throughout Florida. On July 1, 1960 we were reorganized as the
50th. Quartermaster Group. At that time I was promoted to Colonel and assumed
Command of the Group. I was appointed Assistant Adjutant General of the Florida
National Guard Nov. 1, 1965. I retired June 30, 197..
I can truthfully say I throughly enjoyed my career in the Florida
National Guard. After over 43 Years of service from Buck Private to Brigadier
General.
I hope I have given you sufficient information o write your
article on the Coast Artillery. It was antiquated in 1929 as well during
World War II. We must remember that Generals prepare for future wars based
on the last war. Also the National Budget controls our military posture.
If I can be of further help please let me know. I am a one
man office force and the worst typist in the world.



Since rely,


VERNON F. SIKES, BG, AUS(Ret)
*653 Villa San Jose Dr. E.
Jacksonville, Fla. 32217








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DEPARTMENT OF MITAARY AFFAIRS
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COL. FRANK V. B. COUCH
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both Guard and non-Guard, who served in one of Florida's regiments during the Second
World War, we would ask you to please complete this form.

NAME CECIL FLOYD CAGLE
ADDRESS 1441 Holmesdale Road
Jacksonville, FL 32207-8825

PHONE NUMBER 904/398-1066

UNITS, LOCATIONS AND PERIODS OF SERVICE WITH THE 265TH
Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 265th Coast Artillery (HD) Florida
Jacksonville, FL Ft. Crockett (Galveston), TX Ft. MacArthur (L.A.), CA
Key West (Ft. Taylor), FL Detached duty Fla. Sub-Sector, HQ. Southern
Sector, duPont Bldg., Mismi, FL
Sept. 1940 thru May 1943. Discharged as Sgt. to accept apmt. Warrant Officer.
OTHER UNITS; REGIMENTS/DIVISIONS/AIR CORPS SERVICE; WORLD WAR II
787th Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Automatic Weapons, Semi-Mobile, Aattalion
May 1943 to Nov. 1945 European Theater of Operations
Chief Warrant Officer, Army Air Corps, discharged 22 Nov. 1945.

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Gibbs Corp. shipyard, Jacksonville, 14 years
Fleco Corp. heavy equipment accessory manufacturer, 5 years
Ring Power Corp., Caterpillar heavy eq. dealer, Jax, 22 years
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World War, we would ask you to please complete this form.

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POST OFFICE BOX 1008
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
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both Guard and non-Guard, who served in one of Florida's regiments during the Second
World War, we would ask you to please complete this form.

NAME JOHN B. KORI, JR.
ADDRESS g 80RotJ, 2J8RINUE33904


PHONE NUMBER (813) 549-0815

UNITS, LOCATIONS AND PERIODS OF SERVICE WITH THE 265TH
Battery "B" Jacksonville, Fla., 15 July 1936 6 Jan. 1941

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OTHER UNITS; REGIMENTS/DIVISIONS/AIR CORPS SERVICE; WORLD WAR II
OCS CA School, Ft. Monroe, Va.
13 CA Bn., Ft. Barrancas, Fl.


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13th CA Bn., Ft. Barrancas, Fl.
Hq. Trinidad Base Command
Hq. 227th AAA Gp., Hq. 50th Qm. Gp., Jacksonville, Fl.
Hq, 51st Inf. Div., Tampa, Fl.

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both Guard and non-Guard, who served in one of Florida's regiments during the Second
World War, we would ask you to please complete this form.

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40 PE-A 201 Harris Willard P.
( e10sp '5 10 September 1945

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.t'apain T. Mangan,
Office, Chief of Staff,9
RoowakA 936, The Pentagon.

To I Master Sergeant Willard P. Harris, 20433757.


,. 3. X .Aaster Sergeant Willard P. Harris, 20433757, is assigned to Head-
quwe4.re Detac ijent, GHQ, South Post, Fort Myer, Virginia, for duty with War Depart-
apnt. General Staff. So ucoh of the unexecuted portion of Paragraph 68, opapial
"O'der #206, dated 25 July 1945, Headquarters, Reception Station #15, Fort McPherson,
Georgia, is reped.

2, EDCMR is 10 September 1945.

S3 NoI travel is involved,

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:


"/,/ Thomas E. Mullennix '

Adjutant General*
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WAR DEPARTMENT
THE ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE tf 4112
WASHINGTON
,GPE-A 201 Harris Willard P.
S(15 Sop 45)
18 September 1945

subjectt Confirmatory Orders.
Through: Captain H. T. Mangan,
Office, Chief of Staff
Room 4A 936, The Pentagon.
To s Master Sergeant Willard P. Harris, 20433757.


1t The action taken by Captain H. T* Mangan, War Department General
Staff, directing Master Sergeant Willard P, Harris, 20433757, to proceed from
S. Jacksonville, Florida, to Washington, D. C. to report on 10 September 1945, to
Headquarters Detachment, GHQ, South Post, Fort Myer, Virginia, for duty with the
War Department General Staff, is hereby confirmed as being necessary in the
M military service. the urgency having been such as to prevent the issuance of orders
in advance.
2. Se attch of the unexecuted portion of Paragraph 68, Special Order
t ` MNo. 206, dated 25 July 1945, Headquarters, Reception Station No. 15, Fort McPherson,
2 0 Georgia is revolsd.
this office,
Letter Orders,/dated 0 September 1945, file: AGPE-A 201 Harris,
r-P^ p), subjeott Orders, are revoked in their entirety.
S .. BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR


.... ... .../.......... ., // Thomas E. Mullennix

Adjutant General
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32085-1008




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In the continuing effort to document the war-time and post-war careers of individuals,
both Guard and non-Guard, who served in one of Florida's regiments during the Second
World War, we would ask you to please complete this form.

NAME
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DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
OFFICE OPF nH ADJUTANT GENERAL


POST OFFICE BOX 1008
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
32065-1008




265TH COAST ARTILLERY REGIMENT: WORLD WAR II SERVICE

In the continuing effort to document the war-time and post-war careers of individuals,
both Guard and non-Guard, who served in one of Florida's regiments during the Second
World War, we would ask you to please complete this form.

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PHONE NUMBER . 7.`2 3/,3

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DEPARTMENT QF MILITARY AFFAIRS
OFFIC*OF iHE ADJUTAAT QUiiRAL



POST OFFICE BOX 1008
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
32085-1008





265TH COAST ARTILLERY REGIMENT: WORLD WAR II SERVICE

In the continuing effort to document the war-time and post-war careers of individuals,
both Guard and non-Guard, who served in one of Florida's regiments during the Second
World War, we would ask you to please complete this form.

NAME Noel O. Bickham
ADDRESS 25 Crest Circle
Yakima, Washington 98908


PHONE NUMBER (509) 966-7177

UNITS, LOCATIONS AND PERIODS OF SERVICE WITH THE 265TH
Ex. O Battery D, 265th CA, Key West, FL, 8-21-42 to 10-51-42
EX. O Battery F, 265th CA, Key West, FL, Fort Jackson, S.C., Fort Hancock,
NJ, 11-1-42 to 9-30-43
Personnel O HQ Battery, 265th CA, Fort Hancock, NJ, 10-1-43 to 12-20-43
Ex. *0 Battery F, 265th CA, Fort Hancock, NJ, & Kodiak, AK, 12-21-43 to 5-6-44
CO Battery A, 279th CA, Chernofski, AK, 5-7-44 to 12-9-44 See. next page
OTHER UNITS; REGIMENTS/DIVISIONS/AIR CORPS SERVICE; WORLD WAR II

None



POSTWAR MILITARY SERVICE IF ANY

USAR 1946-1970 LTC
See next page



POSTWAR CIVILIAN CAREER
Insurance Claims Mgr. 1946 to 1980, Yakima, WA
Washington State Legislative Representative, 1980-1983, Yakima, WA
Medical Society Director, 1988 to date, Yakima, WA






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CO HQ Battery, 279th CA, Shemya, AK, 12-10-44 to 11-27-45


POSTWAR MILITARY SERVICE Continued

CO 802 CA, SH Battery, San Diego, CA, 12-1-45 to 3-6-47
CO 346th CA, Battery (155 mm), Vancouver, WA 4-5-47 to 10-1-51
Civilian Personnel O 6213 Sta Comp, Vancouver, WA, 10-2-51 to 8-11-52
S-2 6380th CA/MG Group, Yakima, WA, 8-12-52 to 9-2-56
Student, 6241 (2) Sat Det, USARC, Yakima, WA, 9-3-56 to 11-15-57
S-3, 6309th CA/MG Area HQ B, Yakima, WA 11-16-57 to 12-1-68
CO 6309th CA/MG Area HQB, Yakima, WA, 12-2-68 to 2-11-70

























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DEPARTMENT OF MILTARYi AFFAIRS
OFFICOPF iHE ADJUTANT BONERAL

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POST OFFICE BOX 1008
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
32085-1008



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In the continuing effort to document the war-time and post-war careers of individuals,
both Guard and non-Guard, who served in one of Florida's regiments during the Second
World War, we would ask you to please complete this form.
NAME sf- 0$ 3rHM/V /4AIT
ADDRESS 4 P/2 E 't A c k 'i /'IJ1 i ?ii/&s

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*. u ADDITIONAL EDUCATION INFORIATION

oes ional, trade or Training Scnools attended:

71. U. S. Department of the Army, Jacksonville USAR School N.C.O. Leadership
Course Completed Course 6-30-66

2. U. S. Army Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, Virginia Special Extension
Course General Supply Specialist. Completed Course 4-4-66.

3. U. S. Air Force extension Course Institute, Gunter Air Force Base, Ala.
Management f6r Air Force Supervisors Course. Completed Course 2-13-63
h. U. S. Air Force Extension Course Institute, Gunter Air Force Base, Ala.
Firefighter Supervisor and Superintendent Course, Completed Course 7-3-59

5. U. S. Air Force Extension Course Institute Fire Fighting and Aircraft
Rescue Course Gunter Air Force Base, Ala. Completed Course 6-2-55.

6. U. S. Air Force, Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, Col. 0-10 Crash Fire Tr uck
Special Training 60 hours, Completed Course 7-16-53

7. Duval Vocational School, Jacksonville, Florida Indexing and Filing.
Comrpleted Course 1-21-47

8. United States Coast Guard Cook's and Baker's School, Groton, Conn.
Completed Course 11-15-43

SPECIAL QUALIF'ICATIONS:
Present Position Fire Inspector for the Bureau of Fire Prevention

Previous Position* Six years structural fire fighting.
Nine years aircraft crash and rescue.
Seven years maintenance and repair of fire fighting equipment.
Two years as supply and repair of portable equipment.

Training includes general first aid.

MILITARY:
Branch 'ATfeIDate of induction Date of Discharge Type of Discharge
Army GUS /iP) -3-40 1-5-1h Hon
USA 1-6-h1 11-14-li Non
Aryr NGUS 11-15-41 12-2-h1 Hon
US -, Res 2-1-43 3-17-43 Hon
USCG 3-18-43 4-18-46 Hon
USN Res 1-217 9-12- Hon
USI Ni3-$0 1-18-52 Hon
USAF ARN 16 Hon
USAF Res 4-12-56 6-1-56 Hon
USA" AR Il 5-8-57 4-25-58 Hon
USAF Ros -26-5 5-7-6 on
ARNFf ; 23 "6-27;T---- l6i HNon
USA Res 9-9-61 1-23-65 Hen
;U lGrUS 1-24-63 3-14-69 Hon


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DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
.P U.S. ARMY RESERVE COMPONENTS PERSONNEL AND ADMINISTRATION CENTER
9700 PAGE BOULEVARD
1q1' ST. LOUIS, MO 63132

,tN REPLY DARC-RAP-AC

SUBJECT: Chronological Statement of Retirement Points
09 SEP 84




DARC-RAP-AC
FORBES JOHN WALTER
2816 APACHE AVE
CEDAR HILLS FL 32210 FURNISHED IN LIEU OF DA FORM 1383

Points shown below are a recapitulation of retirement credits as received by this Center. If there are errors or omissions please return this
statement with your request for correction. Include copies of pay vouchers, record of attendance, correspondence course completions. Read
the information on reverse side.
TERMINAL STATEMENT 262229854 250226 MSG E 08
HIGH PAY GRD
REASON FOR ISSUANCE SOCIAL SECURITY DATE OF BIRTH CURRENT P
NUMBER GRADE
S BEGINNING ENDINGG 3 MILITARY 4 STATUS 5 INACTIVE 6 EXTENSION MEMBER. 8 ACTIVE 9 QUALIFYING FOR TOTAL
DATE DATE PERSONNEL OR DUTY COURSE SHIP DUTV RETIREMENT POINTS
YR M.1, D'A R MO DAY CLLSS COMPONENT POINTS POINTS POINTS POINTS VRS MOS DAYS

5 06 02 66 04 01 ENL RET 00 00 00
5 04 15 5 06 01 ENL 4GUS 2 2 15 00 01 17 -
4 04 15 r5 04 14 ENL MGUS 48 15 21 1 00 00
3 04 15 r4 04 14 ENL NGUS 46 15 9 01 00 00
2 04 15 13 04 14 ENL 'GUS 48 15 71 01 00 00
9 03 15 72 04 14 3REAK 30 00 00
8 09 09 >9 03 14 ENL IGUS 21 8 00 06 06
"1 CS 09 >8 09 08 ENL NGUS 41 15 18 01 00 00
6 09 09 57 09 08 ENL IGUS 54 15 18 31 00 00
5 09 09 09 9 08 ENL NGUS 48 14 15 28 01 00 00
4 CS OS 55 09 08 ENL NGUS 31 11 15 15 01 00 00
3 09 09 L4 09 08 ENL ,FRES 46 15 1 5 5 01. 00 00
2 CS 09 13 09 08 ENL AFRES 50 5 15 15 01 00 00'
I C9 09 22 09 08 ENL 4FRES 50 7 15 15 01 00 00
1 08 02 1 09 08 BREAK 00 00 00
1 C6 27 1 .08 01 ENL NGUS 4 1 13 00 01 05
0 06 27 b1 06 26 ENL GUS 47 15 20 31 00 00
0 05 08 50 06 26 BREAK 00 00 00
9 05 08 50 05 07 ENL AFRES 40 15 01 00 00
8 05 08 59 05 07 ENL &FRES 15 00 00 00
7 C5 08 8 05 07 ENL AFRES 48 15 15 01 00 00
6 06 02 57 C5 07 BREAK 00 00 00
5 06 02 56 06 01 ENL AFRES 31 20 15 16 01 00 00
4 C6 02 55 06 01 ENL AFRES 45 80 15 15 01 00 00
3 06 02 54 06 01 ENL AFRES 45 15 36 01 00 00
2 01 19 53 06 01 BREAK 00 00 00
51 7 01 52 01 18 ENL USNR 8 202 00 06 18 -u
0 07 01 51 06 30 ENL USNR 15 291 01 00 00
9 07 01 50 06 30 ENL JSNR 5 15 00 00 00 0
9 01 03 S C6 3C ENL USNR 00 05 28
8 12 20 9 01 02 ENL JSNR 14 00 00 13
"7 C4 01 18 12 19 ENL JSNR 01 08 19

TOTAL

TOTAL SERVICE (QUALIFYING AND NONQUALIFYING) FOR LONGEVITY PAY PURPOSES
SReplanan AQUZ Form 249, 1 Oot 81, which may be used.







DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
S- U.S. ARMY RESERVE COMPONENTS PERSONNEL AND ADMINISTRATION CENTER
9700 PAGE BOULEVARD
ST. LOUIS, MO 63132

IN REPLY DARC-RAP-AC
"REFER TO:
SUBJECT: Chronological Statement of Retirement Points
09 SEP 84




DARC-RAP-AC
FORBES JOHN WALTER
2816 APACHE AVE
CEDAR HILLS FL 32210 FURNISHED IN LIEU OF DA FORM 1383

Points shown below are a recapitulation of retirement credits as received by this Center. If there are errors or omissions please return this
statement with your request for correction. Include copies of pay vouchers, record of attendance, correspondence course completions. Read
the information on reverse side.
TERMINAL STATEMENT 262229854 250226 MSG E 08
HIGH PAY GRD
REASON FOR ISSUANCE SOCIAL SECURITY DATE OF BIRTH CURRENT A
NUMBER GRADE
EEGiN riNG 2 ENDING 3. MILITARv 4 STATUS 5 INACTIVE 6 EXTENSION 7 MEMBER- 6 ACTivE 9 QUALIFYING FOR 10 TOTAL
DATE DATE PERSiPHNNL OR DUTY COURSE SHIP DurY RETIREMENT POINTS
MO CA. RP MO DAY CLASS COMPONENT POINTS POINTS POINTS PO INTS PR, MOS DAYS CREDITABLE

C3 18 '7 03 31 ENL JSNR 14 00 00 14 3014
01 27 17 03 17 ENL USNR 00 01 21 )007
04 19 77 01 26 BREAK 00 00 00
C3 18 46 04 18 ENL USCG 1128 03 01 01 1128
02 01 43 03 17 ENL USCGR D0 01 17 )005
12 03 k3 01 31 BREAK 00 00 00
11 16 41 12 C2 ENL NGUS 00 00 17 3002
01 06 1 11 15 ENL AUS 314 00 10 10 313
C7 28 41 01 05 ENL NGUS 00 05 08 3022
0 07 7 40 07 27 ENL NGUS 21 00 00 21 )021
04 03 0 07 06 ENL NGUS 00 03 04 0013
























TOTAL 25 07 09 i544

TAL SERVICE (QUALIFYING AND NONQUALIFYING) FOR LONGEVITY PAY PURPOSES 36 10 14
IC om 249 Replaces AGUZ Form 249, 1 Oct 81, which may be used.
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
OFFICIQF iHE ADJUTANT ONERAAL



POST OFFICE BOX 1008
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
32085-1008




265TH COAST ARTILLERY REGIMENT: WORLD WAR II SERVICE

In the continuing effort to document the war-time and post-war careers of individuals,
both Guard and non-Guard, who served in one of Florida's regiments during the Second
World War, we would ask you to please complete this form.

NAME DOUGLAS E. WILSON
ADDRESS 2134 Gardena Ave.
Stockton, California 95204

PHONE NUMBER 1-209-462-3598 Res 1-209-941-8511 Business

UNITS, LOCATIONS AND PERIODS OF SERVICE WITH THE 265TH
265th Regiment Key West, Florida Nov 1, 1942
Ft. Jackson, Columbia, North Carolina
Ft. Hancock, New Jersey to Oct 1943
Kodiak, Alaska, upon dissolution of 265th to Shemya, Alaska (279th
OTHER UNITS; REGIMENTS/DIVISIONS/AIR CORPS SERVICE; WORLD WAR II
279th Bn upon dissolution of the 265th CA Regiment and
served on the island of Shemya, Alaska, to Oct 1945.


POSTWAR MILITARY SERVICE IF ANY

U. S. Army Reserve Feb 1946, to March 1949 (Captain)



POSTWAR CIVILIAN CAREER
Attorney at law August 1, 1949, to date.
Law Firm Forslund & Wilson, now WILSON & WILSON, Attorneys
11 S. San Joaquin St., Stockton, California 95202





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Good Conduct award; Alaskan command medal



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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF tHE ADJUTANT GENERAL


POST OFFICE BOX 1008
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
32085-1008




265TH COAST ARTILLERY REGIMENT: WORLD WAR II SERVICE

In the continuing effort to document the war-time and post-war careers of individuals,
both Guard and non-Guard, who served in one of Florida's regiments during the Second
World War, we would ask you to please complete this form.

NAME L A / -ese-
ADDRESS -707 /-e1 yv /L).


PHONE NUMBER (-3f) 3/-- 3

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DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
OFFIC*QF TH!EADJUTANT OEliRAL


POST OFFICE BOX 1008
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
32085-1008




265TH COAST ARTILLERY REGIMENT: WORLD WAR II SERVICE

In the continuing effort to document the war-time and post-war careers of individuals,
both Guard and non-Guard, who served in one of Florida's regiments during the Second
World War, we would ask you to please complete this form.

NAME /,//J /. -i-? jl-
ADDRESS /7 T/ o -72 /


PHONE NUMBER ,_ / I Y (77-,

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DEPARTMENT QF MILITARY AFFAIRS
OFFIC*qO THE ADJUTANT GENERAL



POST OFFICE BOX 1008
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
32085-1008





265TH COAST ARTILLERY REGIMENT: WORLD WAR II SERVICE

In the continuing effort to document the war-time and post-war careers of individuals,
both Guard and non-Guard, who served in one of Florida's regiments during the Second
World War, we would ask you to please complete this form.

NAME Edward F.Zibell, Capt. AUS
ADDRESS
6134 Stetson Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 32217

PHONE NUMBER 904- 733-7692

UNITS, LOCATIONS AND PERIODS OF SERVICE WITH THE 265TH
Battery B,C 1942-43 Harbor Defense Ft. Crockett, Texas/ Ft. Taylor

Key West,FL/ Ft.Hancock, N.J./Ft. Wadsworth. N.Y


OTHER UNITS; REGIMENTS/DIVISIONS/AIR CORPS SERVICE; WORLD WAR II
71st CA AA Ft. Story, VA 1941
278th CA Separate Battalion AdakAlaska Defense CommandBtry A
1944-45
POSTWAR MILITARY SERVICE IF ANY





POSTWAR CIVILIAN CAREER

Pres., Owner E.F. ZIBELL CO. JACKSONVILLE, FL.






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Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon


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DEPARTMENT OF MILItAfY AFFAIRS
OFFIC"OF tHE ADJUTAIT OEN.RAL



POST OFFICE BOX 1008
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
32085-1008




265TH COAST ARTILLERY REGIMENT: WORLD WAR II SERVICE

In the continuing effort to document the war-time and post-war careers of individuals,
both Guard and non-Guard, who served in one of Florida's regiments during the Second
World War, we would ask you to please complete this form.

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ADDRESS C rt


PHONE NUMBER 7S -,7

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CAMP BLENDING MUSEUM
AND
MEMORIAL PARK
OF THE
SECOND WORLD WAR

DEDICATION AND REUNIONS
24-25 NOVEMBER 1990

GENERAL REGISTRATION
Any World War II veteran planning to attend any of the activities scheduled for the Camp
Blanding Reunion, Dedication or Open House should complete this form so they may be
provided necessary information and assistance as required. For veterans of Florida's regi-
ments, your Regimental Reunion Registration will suffice. This form should be submitted
WHETHER OR NOTyou require overnight accommodations. All accommodations, all units
and individuals are being coordinated by the MEETING MANAGEMENT GROUP.

NAME Z)'A/< A 4 6/ P/6/,31
ADDRESS S T 5 > A_
CITY '/i^/ STATE L' ZIP :7 2-...
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1ST INFANTRY DIVISION, 29TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 30TH INFANTRY
DIVISION, 31ST INFANTRY DIVISION, 36TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 43RD IN-
FANTRY DIVISION, 63RD INFANTRY DIVISION, 66TH INFANTRY DIVISION,
79TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 508TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY, INFANTRY RE-
PLACEMENT TRAINING CENTER, STATION HOSPITAL, INDEPENDENT
UNITS, ANY WORLD WAR II VETERAN









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