B-118994, JUN 15, 1954

B-118994: Jun 15, 1954

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SERGEANT STUBBS WAS RELIEVED FROM DUTY AT HIS OVERSEAS STATION AND ASSIGNED TO CAMP STONEMAN PERSONNEL CENTER. IN WHICH IT WAS STATED THAT SERGEANT STUBBS HAD ARRIVED IN THE UNITED STATES ON THAT DATE. THE ENLISTED MAN WAS DIRECTED TO PROCEED TO FORT BENNING. REIMBURSEMENT FOR TRAVEL OF DEPENDENTS AT PERSONAL EXPENSE IS AUTHORIZED AT THE RATE OF THREE CENTS PER MILE FOR DEPENDENTS FIVE YEARS OF AGE IN LIEU OF THE TRANSPORTATION IN KIND INCIDENT TO PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION AUTHORIZED IN PARAGRAPH 7002-1. WAS NOT FIVE YEARS OF AGE. WHEN THIS DEPENDENT REACHED SAN FRANCISCO AND WHEN LAND TRAVEL WHICH WAS UNDERTAKEN WITHOUT UNDUE DELAY COMMENCED. HIS AGE WAS SUCH THAT HE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN TRANSPORTED BY COMMON CARRIER WITHOUT COST TO THE GOVERNMENT.

B-118994, JUN 15, 1954

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LIEUTENANT COLONEL E. HARDING, JR., FC DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY THIRD INDORSEMENT OF FEBRUARY 19, 1954, YOUR LETTER DATED DECEMBER 14, 1953, SUBMITTING FOR DECISION A VOUCHER STATED IN FAVOR OF MASTER SERGEANT WILLIE STUBBE IN THE SUM OF $65.91, REPRESENTING ADDITIONAL REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE TRAVEL OF HIS YOUNGER SON, LARRY, FROM FORT MASON, CALIFORNIA, TO WARD, ARKANSAS, BY PRIVATELY OWNED CONVEYANCE.

BY PARAGRAPH 11, SPECIAL ORDERS 119, HEADQUARTERS, RYUKYUS COMMAND, APO 331, DATED MAY 18, 1953, SERGEANT STUBBS WAS RELIEVED FROM DUTY AT HIS OVERSEAS STATION AND ASSIGNED TO CAMP STONEMAN PERSONNEL CENTER, CALIFORNIA, FOR FURTHER ASSIGNMENT TO THE 30TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, FORT BENNING, GEORGIA. SAID ORDERS DIRECTED THE ENLISTED MAN TO DEPART FROM HIS OVERSEAS STATION ON OR AFTER JUNE 5, 1953, BY GOVERNMENT VESSEL AND AUTHORIZED HIS DEPENDENTS (WIFE, AND SONS AGES 7 AND 4, RESPECTIVELY) TO ACCOMPANY HIM. BY FIRST INDORSEMENT OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL, FORT MASON, CALIFORNIA, DATED JULY 7, 1953, IN WHICH IT WAS STATED THAT SERGEANT STUBBS HAD ARRIVED IN THE UNITED STATES ON THAT DATE, THE ENLISTED MAN WAS DIRECTED TO PROCEED TO FORT BENNING, GEORGIA, A DELAY EN ROUTE OF 30 DAYS CHARGEABLE AS LEAVE PLUS 11 DAYS TRAVEL TIME BEING AUTHORIZED. SERGEANT STUBBS CERTIFIES THAT HIS SON LARRY REACHED HIS FIFTH BIRTHDAY ON JULY 5, 1953.

UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH 7003-1 OF THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, REIMBURSEMENT FOR TRAVEL OF DEPENDENTS AT PERSONAL EXPENSE IS AUTHORIZED AT THE RATE OF THREE CENTS PER MILE FOR DEPENDENTS FIVE YEARS OF AGE IN LIEU OF THE TRANSPORTATION IN KIND INCIDENT TO PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION AUTHORIZED IN PARAGRAPH 7002-1, JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS. AT THE TIME SERGEANT STUBBS AND HIS DEPENDENTS COMMENCED TRAVEL BY GOVERNMENT VESSEL FROM HIS OLD OVERSEAS STATION TO HIS NEW PERMANENT STATION IN THE UNITED STATES, HIS YOUNGER SON, LARRY, WAS NOT FIVE YEARS OF AGE. HOWEVER, WHEN THIS DEPENDENT REACHED SAN FRANCISCO AND WHEN LAND TRAVEL WHICH WAS UNDERTAKEN WITHOUT UNDUE DELAY COMMENCED, HIS AGE WAS SUCH THAT HE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN TRANSPORTED BY COMMON CARRIER WITHOUT COST TO THE GOVERNMENT. UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES, REIMBURSEMENT IS AUTHORIZED FOR TRAVEL PERFORMED WITHIN CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. ACCORDINGLY, PAYMENT ON THE VOUCHER, WHICH IS RETURNED HEREWITH, IS AUTHORIZED, IF OTHERWISE CORRECT.