And here's what happened next...
44 years later, in 1989, this picture was taken of their children. From left to right are Robert ("Buck"), Leslie, Susan ("Susie") and Richard ("Dick").
|Instructions from Finance for Separation Paperwork|
|One hour of Counseling after three plus years...|
|Greg (red arrow) learns his final separation will be Christmas Day, 25 December 1945|
when he revert to inactive status... just 2 months and 15 days away.
Until then, he is "on leave" in Salem.
|Telegram Received at 5:16 pm, just four hours before the train was due to arrive.|
|Entrance to Washington National Airport, 1945|
|Greg did not have much to turn in:|
1 Canvas field bag with strap, 1 Can of Meat (complete) and 1 Canteen (complete)
All are remarked as "FWT", or, Unserviceable due to fair wear and tear.
|Greg's Pay as a Captain was a Base of $200|
plus 5% for Longevity and 10% for Foreign Service = $230 per month.
No extra pay for being a doctor...
|Vermin and Disease Free!|
|Again, only one firearm going home|
|Again, only two items "captured from the enemy"|
|Showing Stay at the American Red Cross Independence Club|
Hotel de Crillon, 10 Place de la Concorde, Paris, France
from at least 20 September to 23 September 1945
(The pass was only good for 72 hours... Was there a later Pass?
|Hotel de Crillon on VE Day, 8 May 1945 (above)|
and today (below)
|Dated 20 September 1945|
Signed as received at Fort Devens on 10 October 1945
|Fort Devens Post Headquarters in 1945 (above)|
and an aerial view of the former Fort today (below)
|The Fort was closed in the mid-1990s.|
It was sold for $575,000 in June of 2012 to become a movie production studio.