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|2 posts total
Member # 126
From: Alexandria Mn.
|posted 2/27/2006 6:24:30 PM
Can sopmeone please tell me if the 17TH AMD INF BN was ever part of 100TH INF DIV and also what does ASR SCORE (2 SEPT. 45)187 mean on my Dads Discharge? Thanks,Jim
Member # 9
|posted 2/28/2006 9:52:02 AM
I am a Legacy Member of the 12th Armored Division Association, at one time we were called 2nd Generation. I will try to answer your questions.
was the 17TH AMD INF BN ever part of 100TH INF DIV ?
The 17AIB was formed from the 2nd Battalion 56th Armored Infantry Regiment when the 12th AD was reorganized April of 43. I doubt it was part of the 100Th ID unless it was merged after the war and renamed. Do internet searches of the 100th ID.
what does ASR SCORE (2 SEPT. 45)187 mean? I am guessing on this one, but based on the date it could be the points needed to be shipped home or discharged.
Do you have a copy of your dad’s DD214 form? It will give a brief resume of his service. If not I can tell you how you may find one.
The MOS 610 is defined as an Anti Tank Gunner which is usually assigned to an Anti Tank [AT] Platoon. I don’t know if battalion HQ had AT platoons.
My understanding of the term Rhineland would be like defining a part of the U.S. as the mid-west, northeast etc. I do not know what area the Rhineland encompasses. It is a common misconception the 12TH AD was in the battle of the Bulge since it was ordered to move north when the Bulge started, but that order was cancelled.
Your dad’s name not listed. If you are referring to the “17,000 Members List” on this website, it may be because he was transferred in or out of the 12th before the war ended. This list is referred to at our museum, as the “Final Roster” which was complied when the war ended. I don’t know its accuracy.
I have a 2003 Association reunion roster, by unit which lists name, address, and phone numbers of those veterans who belonged to the association in 2003. If you have access to a fax machine I can fax a copy of the 17AIB and you can contact those who may have info about your dad. Keep in mind area codes may have changed and the veterans may have passed away. I have not tried to scan it to my hard drive; I don’t think the quality would be good. The other option if you give me your snail mail address I can copy it and send it to you.
Please read every page of our websites, a vast amount of info and photos have been posted there. More information can be found at our association website,
And since you live in MN please join us at our annual reunion in Minneapolis. Details are on the above website, you do not have to me a member to attend. It will be one of the greatest experiences of you life.
Regards, Ken Klinedinst