Bio: Vollrath, Arthur Discharge from Service (1946)
Contact: Allan Wessel
Surnames: Vollrath, Decker, Reineking
----Source: 1946 Newspaper Article supplied by Mrs. Lorraine Allchin, California.Former Greenwood Boy Discharged
Former Greenwood Boy Discharged
Arthur Vollrath, 2-c, soon of Mr. and Mrs. John Vollrath of Los Angeles, Calif., received his discharge on March 1, 1946. He entered the armed forces training at Sampson, New York amphibious training at Little Creek Virginia, and Fort Pierce, Fla.
On March 24 1944 he left for Oran Africa to Swanee Wales and then to Plymouth England. From there he went to France where he took part in the Normandie invasion. In November he was taken off the ship and formed the LCVF Unit No. 5, and in April was sent to LaHarve, France to help train French Sailors to operate small boats. On May 1, 1945 he was sent back to the states landing in Boston from South Hampton, England.
After spending a short leave with his parents he was sent to Shoemaker, Calif. and to Port Heuneme, Calif. forming the Logistic Support Co., No. 77 taking Stev idore training until October 26, 1945. Leaving on the USS JOHN LANE he was sent to Guam for 4 months then he returned to the states and was discharged at San Pedro, Calif.
He wears the Asiatic-Pacific Area, European-African 1 star and victory Medal World War 2.
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