Nancy J. Smith - When WWII was over there were literally millions of men who were or would be eligible for discharge from the service.The problem was how to fairly discharge them and keep some in the places where we needed occupation troops, etc. Some men and women wanted to stay in and would reenlist. Others were desperate to get home and on with their lives so the military (I do not have the name of the outfit that figured this system out.)devised the point system. I can not tell you how the discharge papers would show that this is the reason the person was discharged. I have seen some symbols I did not understand and the the notatation 'Points'
As those with the most points were thinned out the points would be lessened so the next bunch could come home.
There were other ways of doing discharges but I am not familiar with them.
I hope some one who is more knowlegdeable will help with the rest Mary