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I have heard this before you might be able to find in Army Regulations from 1941 or that time period. I had heard that in those days depending upon the circumstances a service member could apply for dependency. Example birth of a child, wife depended on her spouse for care, or Children, wife, grandparents were dependent on the registrant labor and support.
Thank you for your reply. My mother was pregnant at the time. Would that qualify for a dependency discharge.
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Dear Mr. Lupo,
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The provisions of Section V, Army Regulation 615-360 states that “when by reason of death or disability of a member of the family of an enlisted man, occurring after his enlistment, members of his family become dependent upon him for care or support, he may, in the discretion of the Secretary of War, be discharged from the service of the United States.” Sec. 29, Act June 4, 1920 (41 Stat. 775; U.S.C. 10; 652; Sec. 230, M.L., 1929).
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