Fort McPherson, GA, was a Reception and Reclassification Center, manned by 335 officers and 5,917 enlisted personnel. Your uncle would have been here over a very brief period of time.
Why him, and why here ?
Normally, an assignment to a basic training center would be on an as-needed basis. For example, when the Infantry ran short of personnel, a buildup would be initiated in that specialty, with the trainees routed to units upon completion of their three months of basic training.
The 1st CD included two Brigades :
1st CB included: 5th C/Regiment 12th CR
The 2nd CB included: 7th CR 8th CR.
The division trained in LA and TX; staged at Fort Stoneman, CA,; departed SF P/E, 26 Jun 43; arrived Australia, 11 Jul 43; dpt. Australia, 18 Dec 43; arvd. New Guinea, 20 Dec 43; arvd. Manus Island, 5/15 Mar 44; dpt. Manus I., 12 Oct 44; landed Leyte, P.I., 20 Oct 44; dpt. Leyte, 24 Jan 45; arvd. Luzon, P.I., 26 Jan 45; arvd. Japan,2 Sep 45; active there thru 1946.
New Guinea Bismarck Archpelago Leyte Luzon.
Location at war's end, 15 Aug 45: Lucena Batangas, P.I..
Killed in Action, 734 Woundedin Acion, 3,341 Died of Wounds, 236.
I assume that your uncle died during the activity on Manus Island.
I have attempted to respond to your post of 13 March 2oo2, as well as today's inquiry.
Please feel free to get back to me as needed. OK ?
With best regards,
Louie F. Turner
From your earlier post 13 Mar 02, we know that he was with the 7th CR, 1st CD in March-44.