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Hello Researching Family: James Theodore "Ted" McCarty

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  1. RichTO90

    RichTO90 Well-Known Member

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    This one should be closer. www.militaryresearch.org/7-13%2026Feb44.pdf

    I see nine T/4 grades in the company? There is the HQ Clerk, but also a classification specialist, a mail clerk, a record clerk, a stock clerk, a cook, a mechanic, a stenographer, and a welder.

    The Service Company was a bit more than a truck company. The regimental headquarters platoon essentially acted as a staff for the regimental S-4, munitions officer, and motor transport officer. The transportation platoon was the muscle that actually moved the supplies and distributed it to the battalions. See FM 7-30:

    www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/ref/FM/PDFs/FM7-30.PDF
     
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    Thought it might give a general idea of what service companies do and provide some useful terms for further research/googling.
     
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    OK now for the really "ignorant" question. Is it safe to assume that everyone, even the "Service Company" would take up arms in a battle and fight? That's my assumption because he died during the Battle of Sonnino ( To the best of my knowledge/research) May 23, 1944 in Italy. Again, I am just learning about all of this so I have basic questions, so far.
     
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    P.S. You all are GREAT. Thanks SO MUCH for all of your help.
     
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    Is there any way to find the break down of all the codes for the US Roster of WWII Dead , 1939-1945?
     
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    At critical points it was possible for a regiment to form an ad hoc rifle company from normally non-combatant personnel such as clerks, cooks, cooks assistants, and such, especially if the rifle companies had suffered severe losses. It was usually designated "J" or "JIG" Company. However, it is just as likely that personnel in Service Company could be a casualty while doing their normal duties...artillery, mortar, and small arms fire is no respecter of MOS. Even though Service Company personnel supply and evacuation operations were nominally "behind the lines" that could often mean they were just a hundred yards or so from the front.
     
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    Do you mean the ones in the Ancestry.com site? I don't know what they are because I dislike paying for public records data.
     
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    I talked with my cousin and he gave me additional details about Ted McCarty. He was a mechanic. He was not at the front line. There was an artillery barrage that occurred and he was killed. My cousin said that the word was There weren't many survivors of that barrage.

    I finally found something on the web about a Service Company. I attach it here for your reading. I was happy to read it.

    Service Company
     

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