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Old 21 June 2019, 01:16
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Originally Posted by mb5417 View Post
In February 1942, the training was turned over to the U.S. Coast Guard, then soon afterward transferred to the War Shipping Administration, in July

My Grandfather enlisted in the Coast Guard in early 1942 and spent his war years in the Pacific on Attack Transports. I might have taken his statements out of context, or maybe I just misunderstood, but he often referenced spending time with the Merchant Marine. I suppose a Coast Guard manned ship carrying troops or supplies might carry that meaning, or maybe it was an honorary affiliation.

I think this youtu web link will help you understand what your Grandfather was saying Attack Transports.
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