28th Entered at Fort Thomas, Kentucky as a private and assigned to Company C, Reception Center Company #8 P.R.T.C.
2nd Left Ft. Thomas via rail to Camp Adair, located near Corvallis, Oregon.
7th Arrived at Camp Adair. While there he received his immunization shots for small pox, typhoid and tetanus. He received gunnery training which included the M-1, Carbine, 30 cal MG and 50 cal MG. He received a marksman rating for the M-1, BAR, pistol and carbine. He also received hand grenade training.
Transfered to Company C, 270th Engineer Combat Battalion at Camp Adair
25th Departed Camp Adair
30th Arrived at Fort Leonard Wood, near Waynesville, Mo. He received another typhus and tetanus shot. This move was due to the transfer of the division before embarking for Europe.
Received more training: How to attack a German village and rifle grenade training.
28th through Oct. 13th Furlough to Elkhorn, West Virginia and vicinity
6th Received promotion to P.F.C. (Private First Class)
10th-13th Furlough: visited Elizabethton, Tenn., Roan Mt., and road "Tweetsie"
21st Departed Fort Leonard Wood
8th Left the USA for Marseilles, France on board the USS Mariposa
18th Arrived in Marseilles, France. Forrest Moore, a 270th Engineer writes "...We were taken to an isolated place and told to put up our pup tents for the night. We were tired and some of us decided not to put the tents up and we used our sleeping bags. Lo and behold, that night we got a very hard rain. Yes, we were drowned rats!"
5th through May 15th Saw action at the Saar River, Rhine River, Central Europe and Rhineland Campaigns. Included mine removal and laying, building bridges, road maintenance and lending direct support to infantry units.
In Reserves, maintaining roads and general engineering work.
1st Received promotion to Corporal
8th War ends
15th official end of combat
29th-July 2nd Furlough to Paris, France
Transferred to Co. C, 10th Eng. Battalion in Germany
5th Receive the Good Conduct Medal per General Order #6, conferred by Capt. K. A. Seigrist
15th-22nd Furlough: tour of Switzerland (Basle, Berne, Speiz, Lucerne and Zurich)
October 1945 (no dates)
Transferred to 502nd Lt. Ponton Co. (France)
Transferred to 1173 Eng. C. Group (France)
Received WW2 Victory Ribbon awarded by War Department per General Order #45
Received the E.A.M.E.T. Ribbon per General Order #33, War Department #45, conferred by War Department
2-4 Pass to Paris, France
9-11 Pass to Luxembourg, Luxembourg
20-22 Pass to Paris, France
30-Dec. 2 Pass to Paris, France
Transferred to 1408 Engr. S/L Maint. Det. (France)
18th Arrived via ship in Argentia, Newfoundland
21st departed Argentia for USA
26th Arrived USA onboard the USS Henry Baldwin
30th Received an Honorable Discharge at Fort George Meade (Certificate #1358)