Jack R. Robinson to the Adjutant General,
Request for Retirement from Active Duty, August 25, 1944

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659TH Tank Destroyer Battalion
North Camp Hood, Texas

25 August 1944

SUBJECT: Orders.

TO: Adjutant General Washington, D.C.

1. Request information of Adjutant Generals Office upon recommendation of Army Retiring Board of McCloskey General Hospital, Temple, Texas concerning Lt. JACK ROBINSON, 2nd Lt, Cav. 659th Tank Destroyer Battalion, North Camp Hood, Texas.

2. I appeared before the board 21 July 1944 and was recommended for permanent limited duty and am now with the 659th Tank Destroyer Battalion, North Camp Hood, Texas pending orders from your office.  In checking with the Special Service Branch I was told there were no openings for Colored Officers in that field.  I request to be retired from the services and be placed on reserve as I feel I can be of more service to the government doing defense work rather then being on limited duty with an outfit that is already better than 100 % over strength in officers.

3. Would appreciate immediate action in regards to action taken by War Department in regards to recommendation of Army Retiring Board and of my request.


Jack R. Robinson
2nd Lt. Cav.

1 Sep 44-
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