My Grandfather served in the pacific earning the Purple heart with the construction batallions, the "Seabees" I've always been told by my Mother. Although I have also been told he was in the Army, not the Navy. Did the Seabees consist of any Army troops? He passed away in 1984 and I have been trying to find anything I can about him. I want to send for his records, but I can't find anything on where they trained or even where to start looking. When my Grandmother died shortly after my Grandfather, their rural home was burgularized before anything was secured by my remaining family. This includes any records as well as his Purple Heart. Any help anyone can give me to find information to commemerate my Grandfather's service, would be greatly appreciated, Thank you.
My Grandfather: Clayton D. Rushton, 1942-45 South Carolina