Re: Company B, 360th Engineers (General Service)
I have received uncle John Gates death report from the War Dept, and i also sent to get the morning reports for about three days before his death and three days after to see what the company was doing at that time.
Being killed in the service he had no DD214 Record.
What i found was that on the morning report for Aug 1 show John and Joseph below their names it says Above 2 EM fr dy to AWOL AT 2331 HRS,
Aug 2 statesJohn H Gates
Joseph R, Kumery
Fr AWOL to deceased (none battle)causalty
From this i beleive that Joseph to be the friend uncle John was killed with.
I have been working on locating records on John but i'm not sure what i should be asking for.
Alot of what i get is the records were destoryed in fire.
But i continue to receive little bits and peices .
Not being kin to Joseph i don't think i can get anything on him.
I would like to get a copy of the letter that was sent to my grand mother and grand father to inform them of his death you would think that some one would have kept a copy.