Dear Mr. Nulton,
Thank you for posting your question on History Hub!
Perhaps the best place to begin would be to request a search for the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) of Mr. Conden from the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. Information on these files and how to order can be found here: https://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel-archival
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His Veteran's Compensation file from Pennsylvania gives the follow service:
18 May 1944 Entered the Service, Philadelphia, PA.
18 May 1944 to 8 May 1945 Stateside service.
9 May 1945 to 8 Jan 1946 Overseas service
9 Jan 1946 to 2 Feb 1946 Stateside service
2 Feb 1946 Separated from service, Banbridge, MD.
Service number: 967277
Marine Corps muster rolls are on Ancestry dot com and other paid sites. Here is a summary:
Eleventh Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Barracks, Parris Island, S C
Aircraft Engineering Squadron 44, USMCAS, Cherry Point, North Carolina
Mwbs-9, 9Th Maw, Fmf, U. S. Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina
Marine Fighting Squadron 222, c/o FPO, San Francisco, California.
(he was overseas at his point; this was his mailing address)
That is so nice of you researching that info for Edward because I have several requests for military records of soldiers I am writing stories behind the stars on that were requested two months ago and still haven’t got any word back. I understand they are doing emergency requests for more serious needs of families but helping Edward now keeps his need to know interest alive before it fades .
Thank you for your kind post.