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Cavalry replacement training center

Discussion in 'Military Training, Doctrine, and Planning' started by Tomek6280, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. Tomek6280

    Tomek6280 New Member

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    Hello everyone !

    On the grave of my great grand father it's written : CAV REPL TNG CENTER WW II

    I think it means Cavalry replacement training center.

    He had 41 years in 1942.

    Where was the Cavalry training center in 1942 ?
    What could be his job ?

    Thomas
     
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    I had a friend who trained there.

    Not sure what this means: "He had 41 years in 1942"

    The cavalry training center was a large facility. If he had permanent duty there, then is responsibilities could have been almost anything.
     
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    all cavalry units were disbanded by Marshall, though they would have been useful in Italy.
     
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    Tomek6280 New Member

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    Thank you for your answers
    But I don't understand.
    My great grand Father had 41 years old in 1942. The year of enlistement was 1942.
    I don't think he went to fight in Europe.

    It's a link with informations about his enlistement
    http://www.fotosik.pl/zdjecie/14ec3099f854846a

    Do you have an idea about his function in the army ?

    Thomas
     
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    That's pretty interesting and timely for me. I've been looking at the 1st Cav guys that got killed around Feb/March 45' at Antipolo and got to this guy. Pvt. John Riley Brown killed at Antipolo. He apparently was a replacement, drafted in 42' at age 33. He was a police detective or cop. His NARA is not jiving either with some of his witnessed particulars. I found this as well with a well documented other MOH calvary trooper who had no NARA record at all. Something about the 1st cavalry records is mystifying. Might be correlated to their theater activities. I don't get either....yet.
    NARA for Pvt. Brown.
    NARA - AAD - Display Full Records - Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Enlistment Records)
     

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