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Help decoding grandfather's Military Duty & Unit

Discussion in 'Military Service Records & Genealogical Research' started by Chris Ryan, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Chris Ryan

    Chris Ryan New Member

    Jun 26, 2019
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    Attempting to trace my grandfathers' footsteps in the war. My paternal grandfather served as a PFC in the USMC, and passed before I was born. I have very little knowledge of his war experience

    I need to scan all of the paperwork into pdf form, before it disintegrates, but I'm having trouble decoding my grandfather's separation paperwork.

    It lists his Principal Military Duty as "Hvy Arty. F.C. man 724"

    And I can't find the job number 724 anywhere. Does anyone know what this stands for in total?

    I also have a picture of his unit somewhere in the South Pacific, and one of the marines is holding a sign that says"FMF, 3DB A". This, so far, is the only hint I have of his unit. I know FMF stands for Fleet Marine Force. And the 3 could possible be a 9, but does anyone know what DB A stands for?
  2. RichTO90

    RichTO90 Well-Known Member

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