I would like to add military service to my relatives, how should I do that?

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My father served in the Asiatic-Pacific Area.  He was assigned to the U.S.S. Bogue from Norfolk, VA.  He crossed the 180th Meridian on 18 July 1945. Most significant duty assignment was Naha, Okinawa.
WikiTree profile: Curtis Jillson
in WikiTree Help by Cheryl Cunningham G2G6 (8.4k points)

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For starters, you will want to find any source documents that can help 'paint a picture' of his time in the service. On a quick search I found the records who may belong to your father... Was his middle name Lionel by chance?

U.S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949, Bogue (ACV-9), Page 133, Curtis Lionel Jillson. 1 Jul 1945. Roll 32662_240021. https://www.fold3.com/document/308275226/

Full Name Jillson, Curtis Lionel
Branch Navy
Conflict Period World War II
Served For United States of America

U.S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949, Bogue (ACV-9), Page 133, Curtis Lionel Jillson. 1948. Roll 32664_b042896. https://www.fold3.com/document/313318918/

Full Name Jillson, Curtis L
Service Number 6679838
Branch Navy
Conflict Period World War II
Served For United States of America

by Steven Harris G2G6 Pilot (521k points)
selected by Cheryl Cunningham
Yes, that is him.  I was sent his record years ago.  Hopefully I have it all.  But my mother has a memory about what he had to do to get in.
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now that you have some information, you should add the World War II sticker to the profile with the information, as well as adding information to the biography with sources. This page has War stickers with links to each for the detail information.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Stickers_for_Veterans

by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (558k points)

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