Hi Dan, I’ve learned so much these last few days. I still have lots to learn but I’m extremely pleased with your explanations on all the abbreviations.
I did want to say that I believe your initial response regarding ftw was accurate. I have another page of Dad’s record that clearly shows FTW – definitely an "F" and in caps. And it makes perfect sense that it could be no “free travel warrant”
I was touched by your kind words calling my Dad a "pretty brave guy". That means a lot. He passed away at a very young age (56) and I was too young to appreciate what he had done. It wasn’t until many years later, when I obtained his service records and delved into them that I was able to fully comprehend his bravery and sacrifice.
I will have more questions but will submit later. Once again, I truly appreciate all your time and help.