3860th Service Command Unit - United States Army
Hilario Tayoan Pertubal, Private First Class, Medical Aidman
(seventh from the left in the second row)
(I know we have a better picture and if we ever find it, we'll post it)
Information from his discharge paper.
Date of Induction: 26 Sep 42
Date Of Entry into Active Service: 10 Oct 42
Place of Entry into Service: Presidio Of Monterey, California, USA
US Citizen: Yes
Military Occupational Specialty and Number: Medical Aidman 657
Arm or Service: MD
Battles and Campaigns: New Guinea G0 40 WD 45
Decorations and Citations: Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal
Organization: 3860th Service Command Unit
Service Outside Continental US and Return: (Date of Departure: 6 Apr 44) - (Destination: Asiatic Pacific Theater) - (Date of Return: 25 Dec 1944)
Date Of Separation: 25 Sep 45
Place of Separation: Sep Cen Ft MacArthur, California, USA
Reason and Authority for Separation: Convenience of the Government RR1-1 (Demobilization) AR 615-365 15 December 1945
Note: My father, Hilario Tayoan Pertubal, was one of the original "Manongs". He came to the US in the early 1920's leaving behind a comfortable life ( middle class land-owner) for the brutal nomadic odyssey of a migrant farm worker. After he was discharged from the US Army, he went back to being a migrant farmworker until the early 1950's when he was able to use his veteran status to get a government job as a warehouseman at Naval Ordinance Testing Station (NOTS) China Lake, California.
We would like to find out more about this unit... As you can see, it was almost all Filipino...