I have recently tracked down the enlistment card of a family member, and I would appreciate some help in understanding some of the entries:
George H Butler is shown as being in his third 3-year term with the Serv. Co. 71st Infantry when on 16 September 1940 under the heading of 'how seperated from active service' it says "A-US (GO35 AGO,NY)". Now I know he lived in NY, and I assume that the "A-US" refers to the US Army, but what does "(GO35 AGO,NY)" mean?
Would this be part of a general call up to the US Army of enlisted men from the National Guard?
But most intriguingly on the back of the card is one simple line "Died NLD 19 July 1943". I have checked on this death date, and George's death is registered in Walla Walla, Washington - was this a training camp?
I would love to find out more about the service life and death of George H Butler - if anybody can shed light on any of the above, I would be most grateful.