Ron - I am reading the requirement of ASR points from my husband's form that adds his up. They are- 1 - Service Credit -Number of months in Army since 16 Sep 40 : # of months multiply x 1 2 - Overseas Credit - Number of months served overseas since 16 Sep 40 : # of months multiply x 1. 3 - Combat Credit - # of decorations and bronze service stars awarded for services : Multiply x 5. 4. Parenthood Credit - Number of children under 18 yrs. old : Multiply x 1.
I won't attempt to tell you just how they were figured when it came time for the men to leave because the # of points went down as the time passed after the war was over. And I don't know if they started counting them in Europe in May 1945 or in August 1945. War was over in Europe in May 1945 but not with Japan until mid August. Mary