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14 May 1916 1
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01 Sep 1994 1
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Garland Vanhorn 1
Social Security Number: ***-**-8298 1
Birth:
14 May 1916 1
Death:
01 Sep 1994 1
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13 Aug 1945 1

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Letter from W. A. Hamel, LTJG, USN Records Activity Dated 28 January 1948

Subject:  Van Horn, Garland Marrell, ex-CBM, USN Statement of Service

1.  The following is a statement of the enlisted Naval service of the subject man:

14 May 1916 Born at Buchanan, Kentucky

18 Mar 1936 Enl is the USN as Apprentice Seaman, at NRS, Louisville, KY to serve four ears.

26 Apr 1940 Issued an Honorable Discharge as Seaman first class, from the Naval Receiving Station, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, VA.

26 Jul 1940 Reenl in the USN as Seaman First Class, at NRS, Cincinnati, Ohio to serve four years.

25 Jul 1944 Extended enlistment for a period of tree years effective this date

13 Aug 1945 Issued an Honorable Discharge as Chief Botswain's Mate, from the U.S. Naval Personnel Separation Center, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois.

By direction of Chief of Naval Personnel

Signed:  W. A. Hamel, LTJG, USN, Records Activity

 

U.S.S. Thomas Jefferson

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

1.  The bearer of this letter, G. M. VanHorn, C.B.M. U.S. Navy, was my leading Boatswain's mate in the assult boat division of the U.S.S. THOMAS JEFFERSON.  His ability as a leader of Men and in divisional organization is considered highly above gthe average and satisfactory in every respect.  His special qualifications lie in his ability to handle men and get more work done than other petty officers.  He was in direct charge of one hundred and thirty-nine men, responsible only to his division officer.  He supervised the work of all types of "artificers" ? and deck personnel including shipfitters, carpenter's mates, gunners' mates, radiomen, signlmen, motor machinist mates, and deck hands.  He shows a good knowledge of the work required in those fields.

2.  At this date he has participated in five major amphibious assults; the invasions of North Africa, Sicily, the Italian Mainland, Normandy, and the Cote d'Azur, Southern France.

3.  VanHorn's industry and drive recommend him for any position.  I should imagine he would be most valuable in handling personnel or if any type of work that brings him in direct contact with those who work for him.

Signed W. B. Seidler, Boat Group Commander, "X" Division Officer.

 

Garland Marrell Van Horn - Last Honorable Discharge Papers 

Notes were made:  

Ratings held:  Slc, Cox, BN2C, BM1C, CBM (AA) and CBM (T)

Service vessels served on: 

USS CONWAY, USS LIVERMORE, USS JOHN PENN, USS THOMAS JEFESON, USS CHAUMONT, USS HOLLAND, and USS BUSHNELL.

He received the American World (II) War Victory Medal 12/4/47; and received the American Defense Medal with Fleet clasp on 12/4/47 in NRS, Hungtington, WV

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