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Final Payment Worksheet - Army - WW2 - 1946

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    TrailBlazer31 New Member

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    I have been working for a while now doing genealogy in my spare time. One of the mysteries I have yet to solve is my grandfather whom I never met, Joe Jameson (service number 39346671). I tried contacting the National Archives to see what kind of personnel files they had on him, however his were lucky enough to be among those turned in to ash in the 73 fire. Not sure how, but the only surviving document was the “Final Payment - Work Sheet”.

    Even though I myself am a veteran, I can not spot any real useful info in this thing. I did some research and found a blank document to see what kind of fields I was looking at, but it looks like stamps were used when possible up in the personal info and component blocks so I can’t really make out what the additional letters and numbers mean.

    I would love any input. I have attempted to attach the image in this post, so hopefully that works. Thank you in advance.

    The link below will take you to the photo I uploaded to google photos.

    https://goo.gl/photos/ntPVdXLaJGdjtfA36
     
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    Yes, the Final Payment Worksheets are not very helpful. All it really tells you is when & where he was discharged and his rank at that time. Since his records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, you will have to research his service the hard way.

    Here's his Electronic Enlistment Record, which adds a bit more info. Do you have any any other info through family records or stories? Anything might be helpful.

    Also, here's his Memorial Page on the Find-a-Grave website.
     
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    Yes I did. Submitted the sf 180 and all. Paid the 25 dollars, and this was the one and only document I received for my grandfather who passed away in 1980. From stories I have heard, he served in Okinawa with the 7th Infantry (Hourglass) and there is no original documents to be found as he wanted to leave his past in Okinawa. Cant say I blame him, but I find it hard to believe this is all that is left.
     
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    If you don't have his separation papers, you can probably get a copy at the court house. (in his hometown at the time of discharge.)
     
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    I may have to look in to that. I appreciate the info. May be a good next call.
     
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    I Just want to point out you are my Hero. I emailed the county courthouse this morning, and within a half hour, had the pdf copy of his separation papers with some very helpful information. They are mailing me a hard copy of the original that is even more legible. Thank you so much.

    PFC Joe Jameson
    Co E 32nd Infantry 7th Division Ryukyus (Okinawa)
     
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    GOOSEBUMPS my friend. So happy I could help.
     
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    Great news! When you get it, be sure to post it here. Not only would we like to see it, but we have some pretty sharp people here who might be able to decipher it better.
     
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    I will do that for sure. I have some experience in the military myself so I feel like you do fairly well however it would be cool to get the opinions of others and maybe have some other smarter people to help me look into it further.
     

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