B-129156, SEP. 26, 1956

B-129156: Sep 26, 1956

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WHICH WERE DELIVERED TO HIM ON MAY 1. IT IS REPORTED THAT GOVERNMENT QUARTERS WERE AVAILABLE AT SAN DIEGO. THAT HE WAS ON LEAVE DURING THE PERIOD JUNE 9 TO 15. IT IS REPORTED FURTHER THAT THE SECOND SPECIAL COMMUNICATION PLATOON WAS ACTIVATED AT THE MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT. THAT UPON ITS ACTIVATION IT WAS UNDER ORDERS FOR DEPLOYMENT TO AN OVERSEAS AREA. WHILE IT IS STATED THAT LIEUTENANT COX WAS ASSIGNED TO THE ORGANIZATION AT SAN DIEGO. THE DATE OF ASSIGNMENT IS NOT SHOWN. HE WAS TO PERFORM TEMPORARY DUTY AT IMPERIAL BEACH AND AT SAN DIEGO PENDING ACTIVATION OF A PLATOON WITH WHICH HE WAS TO PROCEED OVERSEAS. THE ORGANIZATION ITSELF WAS UNDER ORDERS FOR DEPLOYMENT TO AN OVERSEAS AREA FROM THE TIME OF ITS ACTIVATION.

B-129156, SEP. 26, 1956

TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL W. O. ADAMS, USMC, DISBURSING OFFICER, HEADQUARTERS, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS:

BY FIRST ENDORSEMENT OF AUGUST 31, 1956, THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS FORWARDED FOR ADVANCE DECISION A VOUCHER SUBMITTED TO YOU FOR PAYMENT COVERING PER DIEM TO FIRST LIEUTENANT DONALD L. COX, JR., USMC, FOR THE PERIODS MAY 2 TO JUNE 8 AND JUNE 16 TO JULY 7, 1956.

IT APPEARS THAT PURSUANT TO ORDERS OF JANUARY 4, AS AMENDED BY ORDERS OF JANUARY 19, 1956, FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS, LIEUTENANT COX PROCEEDED FROM HIS STATION AT QUANTICO, VIRGINIA, TO U.S. NAVAL SCHOOL, IMPERIAL BEACH, CALIFORNIA, FOR TEMPORARY DUTY UNDER INSTRUCTION AND FOR FURTHER ORDERS TO BE ISSUED UPON COMPLETION OF SUCH TEMPORARY DUTY. UPON THE COMPLETION OF THE COURSE OF INSTRUCTION ON MAY 1, 1956, HE REPORTED TO THE MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, PURSUANT TO MODIFYING ORDERS FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS DATED APRIL 3, 1956, WHICH WERE DELIVERED TO HIM ON MAY 1, AND WHICH DIRECTED HIM TO SO REPORT FOR TEMPORARY DUTY PENDING ASSIGNMENT TO THE SECOND SPECIAL COMMUNICATION PLATOON, U.S. MARINE CORPS, WHEN ACTIVATED, AND FURTHER TRANSPORTATION TO AN OVERSEAS STATION.

IT IS REPORTED THAT GOVERNMENT QUARTERS WERE AVAILABLE AT SAN DIEGO; THAT HE WAS ON LEAVE DURING THE PERIOD JUNE 9 TO 15, 1956; AND THAT HE LEFT SAN DIEGO ON JULY 8, 1956, EN ROUTE OVERSEAS. IT IS REPORTED FURTHER THAT THE SECOND SPECIAL COMMUNICATION PLATOON WAS ACTIVATED AT THE MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT, SAN DIEGO, ON JUNE 15, 1956; THAT UPON ITS ACTIVATION IT WAS UNDER ORDERS FOR DEPLOYMENT TO AN OVERSEAS AREA; AND THAT IT DEPARTED FROM SAN DIEGO UNDER SUCH ORDERS ON JULY 8, 1956. WHILE IT IS STATED THAT LIEUTENANT COX WAS ASSIGNED TO THE ORGANIZATION AT SAN DIEGO, THE DATE OF ASSIGNMENT IS NOT SHOWN.

THE ORDERS DID NOT DIRECT THE OFFICER TO REPORT FOR DUTY AT SAN DIEGO AT ANY TIME. HE WAS TO PERFORM TEMPORARY DUTY AT IMPERIAL BEACH AND AT SAN DIEGO PENDING ACTIVATION OF A PLATOON WITH WHICH HE WAS TO PROCEED OVERSEAS. THE ORGANIZATION ITSELF WAS UNDER ORDERS FOR DEPLOYMENT TO AN OVERSEAS AREA FROM THE TIME OF ITS ACTIVATION. HIS ASSIGNMENT TO THE ORGANIZATION IN SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES DID NOT CONSTITUTE AN ASSIGNMENT TO DUTY AT SAN DIEGO, AND HE CONTINUED IN THE TRAVEL STATUS WHILE PERFORMING TEMPORARY DUTY AT THAT PLACE.

PAYMENT ON THE VOUCHER (RETURNED HEREWITH TOGETHER WITH LIEUTENANT COX'S ORIGINAL ORDERS) IS AUTHORIZED, IF OTHERWISE CORRECT.