This hand-written list of service locations and dates was found on a sheet of notebook paper in a trunk belonging to Ray H. Jones, Private First Class in Co. C, 18th Infantry during World War II.
Ray's serial number was 37 258 165. His discharge papers list induction date as 22 Apr 1942, and discharge date as 21 Oct 1945.
Below is a transcription of this list of service, complete with conflicting information at the transition from 1944 to 1945.
Transcribed by Ray's granddaughter, Melissa Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
Left home April 21st 1942.
Inducted April 22nd at Camp Robinson Ark.
Left Camp Robertson [sic] April 25th.
Arrived at Camp Roberts Calif. April 28th
Left Camp Roberts Aug. 2nd.
Arrived at Ft. Lawton Washington Aug. 4.
Left Ft. Lawton Wash. Aug. 25th
Arrived at Port Heiden Alaska. Sept. 5th
Left Port Heiden Oct. 16th.
Arrived at Cold Bay Alaska Oct. 20.
Left Cold Bay. Feb. 22nd 1943.
Arrived at Amchitka March 5th
Left Amchitka Aug. 12 1944
Arrived at Ft. Lawton Aug. 21.
Left Seattle Wash. Aug. 25th.
Arrived at Ft. Bliss Texas Aug. 28th
Left Ft. Bliss. Sept. 2nd.
Arrived home [Wilmar, Arkansas] Sept. 3rd.
Left home Sept. 25th.
Arrived at Ft. Bliss Sept. 27th
Left Ft. Bliss. Oct. 23rd.
Arrived at Camp Maxey Texas Oct 25th
Left Maxey for home Dec. 23rd.
Arrived home Dec. 24th.
Left home Jan. 13th.
Arrived Camp Maxey Jan. 14th.
Left Maxey Jan. 10th 1945
Arrived at Ft. Meade Maryland. Jan. 12th
Left Ft. Meade Md. Jan. 24th.
Arrived at Camp Kilmer N.J. Jan. 24th
Left Kilmer Jan. 30th.
Arrived at New York. Jan. 30th.
Left New York. Jan. 31st.
Arrived at Glassgow [sic] Scotland. Feb. 5th
Left Scotland. Feb 5th.
Through Scotland England France
Luxemburg [sic] Belgium Germany.
Czech. back to Germany.
Left Germany Sept 6th
Arrived at Camp San. Antoine [Saint-Antoine?] France.
Left San. Antoine [Saint-Antoine?] France. Sept. 18th
Arrived at Camp Calas. France Sept. 20th [Calais?]
Left. Calas. Marscelle [Calais? Marseilles?]
France Oct. 4th.
Arrived at VA. Oct. 13th
Got to Patrick Henry Oct. 14th.
Made It Home