Cynthia Shenette) I love this. I know exactly where my dad was on July 26, 1939. Actually, to be more specific, I know exactly where he wasn't on July 26, 1939. He wasn't on duty. I found this Orderly Pass in with my dad's military documents and thought I'd post it for Treasure Chest Thursday. It's nice to know that besides his two silver stars, two bronze stars, good conduct medal, and various other military campaign medals, he can also count being the "neatest private on guard" among his many accomplishments.
HEADQUARTERS POST OF MANILA
Office of the Commanding Officer
Pvt. Henry A. Shenette, 6138[***], Manila, P.I.
Company M, 31st Infantry, July 24, 1939.
having been selected as the neatest private
on guard 7/21/39 is authorized to be absent
from his company and duties from 6:00 A.M.,
Wednesday, July 26 to 6:00 A.M., Thursday, July 27,
By order of the Post Commander.
[Signature of R. M. Lawson]
R. M. LAWSON
Major, 31st Infantry, Adjutant.
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