Thanks Ol' Uncle Bob. Your reply sets me to thinking that I need more info, before pursuing the service company, 395th inf connection. I am told that Tech5 Arthur D. Langston, Jr.,was inducted into the Army, originally for one year of peacetime duty, inducted at Camp Livingston, La 17 Mar 41. He departed CONUS 6 Aug 42 to EAMETO arriving 17 Aug 42. I remember him saying that he was an anti-aircraft gunner for a while, was in North Africa where it was hot and dry, spoke of the people he met and old cemeteries. Later on, (no time known) he played a company bugle, and somehow was assigned to be a chaplains assistant, the designation shown at the date of separation. His Military qualifications show CIB (is this Combat Infantryman Badge?), WDC (not sure what this is?) 408 44; MKM R May 42(not sure what this is either?). Battles and campaigns listed : Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisia, Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe.WDGO 33 45 (does this mean some type of GO general order?) He spoke of being at Lyme-Regis,Dorset,England prior to D-Day, visited a Baptist Church there. He did not go over on D-Day, because his Chaplain could not go,(some type of physical sickness or possible mental because of the wartime, )went over on D-Day plus 6 with another chaplain. He was in the area of the Battle of the Bulge. He spoke of attending to sick and wounded. Had to assist the chaplain in duties, burials, other duties of chaplain, had to stack bodies of casualties like firewood. I know this was a terrible time. Spoke of the people, a widow with a daughter, her husband killed in the war. During some shelling, the young girl wounded, died in Tech5 Langston's arms. This touched him deeply, I knowed it had to be hard to attend to the army casualties and go on with his duty. To end, you are right, the separation unit, does not mean that was the unit that he was with during the conflict. I checked the unit history you gave url for on 9th inf, their battles and campaigns seem to match those on his separation papers. Sorry for making this long, but am learning more. Waltd.