Groot, Thomas, BM1c

Boatswain's Mate
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USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
BM-0000-Boatswain's Mate
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, BM-0000, USS Corry (DD-463)
Previously Held NEC
S2c-0000-Seaman 2nd Class
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
Service Years
1939 - 1945
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  1939, Recruit Training (Newport, RI), 14
Recruit Training (Newport, RI)

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Start Date 
Sep, 1939

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Last Updated:Sep 13, 2016
Personal Memories

Best Moment
Firing the 30-06 Rifle-first time 5 bull's eye's at 300 yds. (A young squirl huntrer with a 22)

Worst Moment
Having my bayonet in backwords at inspectionand didn't get caught but was alled for a bad salulte for coverng it with my elbow.


That was too long ago,75 years

Other Memories
seeing the 'House of Seven Gables' in Newport RI on my first Liberty from boot camp. too young to drink bozebut I had my times later on. Yeah, one ˆn every port ?

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  11 Also There at This Training:
Name Co Ptn Start Date
Little, Raymond, PO1, (1939-1945) 14 Sep, 1939
Smith, Walter, PO1 14 Sep, 1939
Adams, Gerald Joseph, PO2, (1939-1943) Sep, 1939
Lucas, Joseph Benjamin, PO2, (1939-1943) Sep, 1939
Maurais, Germain, CPO, (1939-1946) Sep, 1939
Allen, Don Earl, PO1, (1939-1943) Aug, 1939
Beaumont, William Howard, S1c, (1939-1942) Oct, 1939
Featherston, Harold Joseph, PO2, (1939-1943) Aug, 1939
Geissler, Albert, CPO, (1939-1948) Aug, 1939
Laakmann, Henry Fredrick, PO2, (1939-1943) Oct, 1939
Markham, Jack Phillip, PO3, (1939-1945) Oct, 1939
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