The late 30's sounds correct, as I believe Grandmother had said he joined the service somewhere around 1939. Previously, I forgot to add another item: on the back of one of Grandfathers wartime photos it said "98th General Hospital."
I did a query on this and found it to be located in Germany, which coincides with grandmothers information regarding locations for him.
Aside from being stationed in Germany, others include Ft McClellan, AL; Sandia ,AK. Although I've yet to locate information on this "Alaskan" base, I have seen photos of Grandmother pulling my very fur-bundled Mom along on a toboggan!
During that search of "98th General Hospital", a returned query contained information about a gentleman named BURRIS who had been (at some point) at 98th General Hospital in a medical capacity. Oddly, the photographers name on the back of that same official photo seems to read BURRUS/BURRIS.
I just found that to be quite an odd coincidence! Thank you once again for your efforts in helping me find a new trail.