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Disbursing Clerk Charles Arnold Pearl Harbor survivor
« on: August 29, 2014, 06:39:37 PM »
Here is a medal grouping I have had for several years. This group of medals came with a dress uniform, cap and some paperwork..

I have not finished the research on this yet. I will see if NARA has any more records and add them to this grouping..

Smitty

Charles E Arnold was born in Cowles, Nebraska in November 1920. On April 30, 1940 he joined the U.S. Navy as an apprentice seaman at the Navy recruiting station in Omaha, Nebraska. His initial enlistment was for a period of six years. On May 1, 1940 Arnold reported to the United States Navy training station at Great Lakes, Illinois. On September 24, 1940 Arnold was transferred to San Diego, California to start clerical training on the USS Perry. From the USS Perry, he was further assigned to the USS Trevor. USS Trevor was docked at Pearl Harbor during the attack on December 7, 1941. Arnold survived the Pearl Harbor attack on the USS Trevor. There was a significant gap in records for the next assignment for Arnold, releasing him from the USS Trevor and assigning him back to the receiving ship in San Diego on July 7, 1944. After a 30 day delay in reporting, Arnold was transferred to the naval reserve officers training Corps Center at Notre Dame, Indiana for duty at the rate of S K-1 C, storekeeper disbursing. The rate of SK was changed to DK in 1948. The next sequence of datable records shows on December 31, 1950 Arnold was assigned to the submarine tender USS Sperry until March 31, 1952. He was then reassigned to the USS Bushnell, another submarine tender. In December 1952 until February 28, 1955, Arnold was assigned to the US Naval Air Station Anacostia in Washington, DC. April 1955 he returned to recruit station San Diego, California for about two months. He then reported for duty on board the aircraft carrier USS wasp CVA 18. After duty on the carrier wasp his last major assignment was at the Naval Recruiting Station in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Re: Disbursing Clerk Charles Arnold Pearl Harbor survivor
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2014, 05:54:21 AM »
Here is an update.

I did get records back from NARA but unfortunately they were the same records that I already had with the uniforms and medals when I purchased the grouping. When time permits I will take pictures of the uniform which has a very nice gold bullion Disbursing Clerk rate and gold bullion service hash marks..

Smitty
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Re: Disbursing Clerk Charles Arnold Pearl Harbor survivor
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 07:53:38 AM »
Bringing this back to the top in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.

Thank you for your service Mr. Arnold.

Smitty
"Pain is only weakness leaving the body"

"What you do in Life, echos in Eternity"

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EPFD 1997-2008

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