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|THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN AT CHRISTMAS 1945.
YOU CAN ONLY SEE THE WHITE OF TOMMIES RIGHT ARM RATING BADGE OF A BM1c. THE RIGHT ARM RATING BADGE DESIGNATES HIM AS A LINE PETTY OFICER WHICH IS WHAT I WAS.
JAMES IS LEFT ARM RATED EM3c (CB) SEABEES AND WAS NOT A LINE PETTY OFICER.
JOHN HENRY SLOVER MY NO 1 BROTHER WAS A TANK INSTRUCTOR AT FT KNOX MOST OF THE WAR.
ENLISTED 22 MARCH 1942; DISCHARGED 22 NOVEMBER 1945
ENLISTED 22 MARCH 1942 FT SILL, OK
CONTINUOUS SERVICE 3 YEARS, 8 MONTH, 1 DAYS.
USA SERVICE 3 YEARS, 1 MONTH, 28 DAYS.
FOREIGN SERVICE 6 MONTHS 3 DAYS.
CENTRAL EUROPE WD GO 33 1945
SO 2HQ 5th TANK BATTALION 2 JUNE 1945
LEFT STATES 5 FEBRUARY 1945 TO EUROPE FRANCE, ARRIVED 17 FEBRUARY 1945.
LEFT 31 JULY 1945 TO USA ARRIVED 7 AUGUST 1945
RIFLEMAN (745) EXPERT BADGE
16th ARMORED DIVISION WHICH INCLUDED THE 5th TANK BATTALION.
1945 - US: Arkansas; New York (transit); ETO: landed in France on 17 Feb;
Rhineland; Central Europe; reached Pilsen (Czechoslovakia) at the end of the war.
Fate : occupation duty in Stribro (Czechoslovakia) after the war; inactivated on 15 Oct 1945 at Camp Kilmer (New Jersey).
My No 1 brother John Henry was a tank commander, 5th Tank Battalion, 16th Armored Division.
Their capture of Pilsen (Czechoslovakia) marked the deepest penetration into Czechoslovakia from the west.
THOMAS JOSEPH SLOVER MY NO 2 BROTHER entered the service of the USCG on 18 June 1942 and was discharged on 10 December 1945.
Ratings held: AS, S2c, S1c, Cox, BM2c, BM1c.
Service, vessels and stations served on:
R.O, FtWorth, Texas, 6-18-42 to 6-18-42
COTS, N.O. La., 6-19-42 TO 7-21-42
Sull Isl sTA., 7-23-42 TO 7-28-42
CG Micawber, 7-28-42 to 2-11-43
C.G.T.S., Curtis Bay, 2-11-43 to 5-11-43
USS LST-261, 5-13-43 TO 5-16-45
USS Gen. Wm. Black 5-16-45 to 5-28-45 USS GENERAL W. M. BLACK
Rec.Sta., Boston, 5-28-45 to 7-7-45
Dist. CG Radio Sta., 1ND, 7-7-45 to 11-30-45
Rec. Sta., Boston, 11-30-45 to 12-4-45
Per. Sep. Cntr.#8, 12-6-45 to 12-10-45, Discharged
Issued Honorable Discharge Button; Honorable Service Lapel Button; Certificate of Satisfactory Service #016714 and three Honorable Discharge Emblems on 12-10-45.
Total length of service 3 years 5 months and 24 days.
First overseas action was in the North African area and around Sicily during the invasion there. Then the Normandy Invasion on LST 261.
TOM AT NORMANDY
JAMES MADISON SLOVER MY NO 3 BROTHER.
BORN 11 MAY 1925, DAWSON COUNTY, LAMESA, TEXAS
ENTERED SERVICE 17 JULY 1943; DISCHARGED 12 FEBRUARY 1946
RATING, AS, S2c(CB), S1c(CB), EM3c(CB).
ELECTRICIANS MATE 3c (CB) USN-I
SERVICE (VESSELS AND STATIONS SERVED ON) NTC, CAMP PEARY, MAGRUDER, VA., 125th NCB; 145th NCB; CAMP WALLACE, TEXAS.
22 MONTHS OVERSEAS DUTY.
SERVICE 2 YEARS 6 MONTHS 26 DAYS
SEABEES BATALLION 125TH, 145TH, 63RD, 43RD, 44TH
LAST ACTION OKINAWA
ORVIS WASSUM one of my brother-in-laws served on the USS Achilles, built as LST-455 and converted to a repair ship ARL-41 and hit by a kamakazie at leyte gulf while he was aboard.
DON BLEVINS one of my brother-in-laws served in the marines and made 12 invasions.
We were very fortunate that none were injured in the war.
Don came back with malayria which was of course in-cureable and he had outbreaks his entire life.