U S Army LogospacerJimmie B. Harp

Army of the United States

Honorable Discharge

This is to certify that

Jimmie B. Harp 34 924 100 Corporal

Medical Detachment - Section 1 - 1448 Service Command Unit

Army of the United States

is hereby Honorably Discharged from the military service of the United States of America.

This certificate is awarded as a testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service to this country.

Given at Separation Center
               Camp Blanding, Florida

Date       7 December 1945

W. R. McClintock, Lieutenant Colonel A.C.D.



HONORABLE DISCHARGE
1. LAST NAME - FIRST NAME - MIDDLE INITIAL
   
HARP      JIMMIE      B
2. ARMY SERIAL NO.
   
34 924 100
3. GRADE
     
 CPL
4. ARM OR SERVICE
   
   MD
5. COMPONENT
    
  AUS
2. ORGANIZATION
   
MED DET SEC 1 1448 SCU
7. DATE OF SEPARATION
   
7 DEC 45
8. PLACE OF SEPARATION   Separation Center
   
Camp Blanding   Florida
9. PERMANENT ADDRESS FOR MAILING PURPOSES
   
1320   Robinson Ave   East Gadsden      Alabama
10. DATE OF BIRTH
  
 4 Feb 1919
11. PLACE OF BIRTH
   
Detroit   Michigan
12. ADDRESS FROM WHICH EMPLOYMENT WILL BE SOUGHT
   
See 9
13. COLOR EYES
   
Brown
14. COLOR HAIR
   
Black
15. HEIGHT
  
 5'5"
16. WEIGHT
   
149 LBS.
17. NO. DEPEND.
    
  5
18.    RACE 19.    MARITAL STATUS 20. U.S. CITIZEN 21. CIVILIAN OCCUPATION AND NO.
     
 Radio Repairman 1       5-83-411
WHITE
   
X
NEGRO OTHER SINGLE MARRIED
   
X
OTHER YES
   
X
NO
MILITARY HISTORY
22. DATE OF INDUCTION
   
25 Apr 44
23. DATE OF ENLISTMENT
      
--
24. DATE OF ENTRY INTO ACTIVE SERVICE
      
25 Apr 44
25. PLACE OF ENTRY INTO SERVICE
   
Fort Oglethorpe   Georgia
SELECTIVE SERVICE
DATA
26. REGISTERED 27. LOCAL S.S. BOARD NO.
      
2
28. COUNTY AND STATE
  
 Etowah   Alabama
29. HOME ADDRESS AT THE TIME OF ENTRY INTO SERVICE
      
See 9
YES
  
 X
NO
30.     MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY AND NO.
      
Radio Repairman       648
31.      MILITARY QUALIFICATION AND DATE
      
None
32. BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS
      
None
33. DECORATIONS AND CITATIONS
   Good Conduct Medal   ATO Medal   World War II Victory Medal
34. WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION   
      
None
35.     LATEST IMMUNIZATION DATES 36.      SERVICE OUTSIDE CONTINENTAL U. S. AND RETURN
SMALLPOX
   
14 Sep 44
TYPHOID
  
 4 Sep 45
TETANUS
   
4 Sep 45
OTHER (specify)
   Mpme
DATE OF DEPARTURE

   

DESTINATION

      None

      

DATE OF ARRIVAL

   

   

37. TOTAL LENGTH OF SERVICE 38. HIGHEST GRADE HELD
            
  CPL
CONTINENTAL SERVICE FOREIGN SERVICE
YEARS
 
  1
MONTHS
   7
DAYS
   13
YEARS
   
0
MONTHS
  
 0
DAYS
  
 0
39. PRIOR SERVICE
      
None
40. REASON AND AUTHORITY FOR SEPARATION
   
Convenience of the Government (RR 1-1 Demobilization)   AR   615-365   TWX   WARX   83226   16 Nov 45
41. SERVICE SCHOOLS ATTENDED
      
None
42.    EDUCATION (Years)
Grammar
  
 5
High School
  
 0
College
  
 0
PAY DATA               Vou. 8293
43. LONGEVITRY FOR PAY PURPOSES 44. MUSTERING OUT PAY 45. SOLDIER DEPOSITS
   
46.   TRAVEL PAY
$   
$27.15
47. TOTAL AMOUNT NAME OF DISBURSING OFFICER
   
        $173.23    A F MOTTA
            Check       Capt               FD
YEARS
   
1
MONTHS
      
7
DAYS
      
13
TOTAL
$    
200
THIS PAYMENT
$   
100
INSURANCE NOTICE
IMPORTANT IF PREMIUM IS NOT PAID WHEN DUE OR WITHIN THIRTY-ONE DAYS THEREAFTER, INSURANCE WILL LAPSE. MAKE CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS PAYABLE TO THE TREASURER OF THE U. S. AND FORWARD TO COLLECTIONS SUBDIVISION, VETERANS ADMINISTRATION, WASHINGTON 23, D.C.
48. KIND OF INSURANCE 49. HOW PAID 50. Effective Date of Allotment Discontinuance
      
30 Nov 45
51. Date of Next Premium Due
   (One month after 50)
      
31 Dec 45
52. PREMIUM DUE EACH MONTH
   $   
6.70
53. INTENTION OF VETERAN TO
Nat. Serv.
   
X
U. S. Govt.
None Allotment
      
X
Direct to V. A. Continue
   
   X
Continue only
$
Discontinue
$
 
54. RIGHT THUMB PRINT
      Fingerprint Shown
55. REMARKS (This space for completion of above items or entry of other items specified in W. D. Directives)
      ASR Score (2 Sep 1945) - 53
      Lapel Button Issued
       
56. SIGNATURE OF PERSON BEING SEPARATED
        
 Jimmie B. Harp
57. PERSONNEL OFFICER (Type name, grade and organization - signature)
   
Catherine M. Murray 1st Lt AC (WAC)


Form No. 53-55   1 November 1944


On Back of Form:

STATE OF ALABAMA

ETOWAH COUNTY,

I,         E. L. Hurst,
Title,    Judge of Probate
in and for said County, do hereby Certify that the foregoing is a certified copy of the Discharge issued to
        JIMMIE B HARP         as shown by the Records of this office.

Given under my hand and Seal at GADSDEN, ALABAMA

in the County aforesaid this 3 day of December, A.D., 1946

E. L Hurst
Judge of Probate

The original Discharge of which this is a Certified copy was recorded this 3 day of December, 1946, Book No. 9, Page No. 453.



Notes:

3. GRADE

Corporal


Corporal Grade 5 Insignia         Corporal Grade 5 Insignia



33. DECORATIONS AND CITATIONS

Good Conduct Medal


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The Good Conduct Medal is awarded for exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity in active Federal Military service. It is awarded on a selective basis to each soldier who distinguishes himself/herself from among his/her fellow soldiers by their exemplary conduct, efficiency, and fidelity throughout a specified period of continuous enlisted active Federal military service. Qualifying periods of service include each three years completed after 27 August 1940 or, for first award only, upon completion of at least one year upon termination of service if separated prior to three years. The immediate commander must approve the award and the award must be announced in permanent orders.



ATO Medal

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ASIATIC-PACIFIC CAMPAIGN MEDAL
a. The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded to personnel for service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater between 7 December 1941 and 2 March 1946 under any of the following conditions:

  1. On permanent assignment.
  2. In a passenger status or on temporary duty for 30 consecutive days or 60 days not consecutive.
  3. In active combat against the enemy and was awarded a combat decoration or furnished a certificate by the commanding general of a corps, higher unit, or independent force that he actually participated in combat.
b. The eastern boundary of the Asiatic-Pacific Theater is from the North Pole, south along the 141st meridian west longitude to the east boundary of Alaska, then south and southeast along the Alaska boundary to the Pacific Ocean, then south along the 130th meridian to its intersection with the 30th parallel north latitude, then southeast to the intersection of the Equator and the 100th meridian west longitude, then to the South Pole. The western boundary of the Asiatic-Pacific Theater is from the North Pole south along the 60th meridian east longitude to its intersection with the east boundary of Iran, then south along the Iran boundary to the Gulf of Oman and the intersection of the 60th meridian east longitude, then south along the 60th meridian east longitude to the South Pole. The Asiatic-Pacific Theater included Alaska, Hawaii, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, and all of Asia.

Note: This may be wrong. I searched the Internet and found "ATO Medal" listed on discharge papers with no explanation as to what it meant. I did however find on a few sites where they had (Asian Theater of Operations Medal) after "ATO Medal". Would love to hear from anyone who knows the correct information on the "ATO Medal".



World War II Victory Medal

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The WW II Victory Medal was awarded to all military personnel for service between 7 December 1941 and 31 December 1946.



55. REMARKS


ASR Score (2 Sep 1945) - 53


This score was based on a Point System:
1 pt for each month of service
12 pts for each child up to 3 children

As of Sep 2, he had served 17 months=17 pts
12 pts x 3 children = 36 pts
36 + 17 = 53



Lapel Button Issued

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Honorable Service from 8 Sep 1939 through 31 Dec 1946. A gold color metal lapel button 7/16 inch in height and 5/8 inch in width, a dexter eagle with wings displayed perched within a ring which displays thirteen vertical stripes with a chief, the dexter wing of the eagle behind the ring, the sinister wing in front of the ring.

The Origin of "The Ruptured Duck" Insignia
The original Ruptured Duck was a cloth insignia depicting an eagle inside a wreath. It was worn on uniforms above the right breast pocket by WWII servicemen and women. It was issued to service personnel who were about to leave the military with an Honorable Discharge. It also allowed them to continue to wear their uniform for up to thirty days after they were discharged since there was a clothing shortage at that time. This showed the MP's that they were in transit and not AWOL. Well, the boys thought the eagle looked more like a duck; and, because it meant they were going home, the popular saying was, "They took off like a Ruptured Duck"...hence the nickname.




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