Dave - Thanks for the info. The dependency was not me as I wasn't born until 1947. My mother was in ill health during a portion of dad's service. However, the confusing part for me was the date....December 44 and he was not discharged until 1946. It had always been my understanding that my mother's health is what changed their plans...but, the 1944 date was confusing. Does the December '44 date pertain to the "dependency" discharge...or does it pertain to the regulation under which a "dependency" discharge would be granted?
Also, is there a site that will help me decipher any of these papers? Thanks.