Linscott, Reginald, M/Sgt

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
542-Communications Chief
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1942, Army Garrison, Camp Shelby, MS
Service Years
1939 - 1945

Master Sergeant

One Service Stripe

Six Overseas Service Bars

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Wesley Linscott (W1LIC)-Family to remember Linscott, Reginald (W1LIC), M/Sgt.

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Date of Passing
Sep 26, 1996
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Honorably Discharged WW II

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 Military Association Memberships
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
  1990, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Other Comments:
Reginald F. Linscott was my father. He was born in Bar Harbor, Maine on September 17, 1918 and grew up there. His parents were Lester and Elizabeth Linscott, and he had two brothers, Burton and Earland. He graduated from Bar Harbor High School in 1938. Prior to World War II he joined the National Guard and was on a one-year period of active duty when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Of course his outfit was, at that point ,activated for the duration of the war.

Dad was a master electrian. He worked for over 30 years for St. Regis Paper Company which later was bought out by Champion Paper Company. Their paper mill was in Bucksport, Maine.

In 1938, Dad passed the exam for his amateur radio license and was granted the call W1LIC. He held that call for 58 years until his death in 1996. Since I am also a ham operator, I decided to get Dad's call after his death. I am very proud to now be W1LIC.

On October 16, 1948 Dad married Gertrude Herrick and they were married for almost 48 years. They had two children. I was born in 1950 and my sister, Jane, was born in 1953. He was a great Dad to us, and a wonderful grandfather to Greg, Larry, Rob, Tim, Becky, and Travis. He now has twelve great-grandchildren, none of whom he ever lived to see.

Dad was a true Christian gentleman. He accepted Jesus Christ as his own personal Savior around 1956 and was baptized at United Baptist Church in Ellsworth, Maine. He loved to study the Bible and listen to the preaching of the Word. He was a amateur theologian. taught an adult Sunday School class later in life, and preached on a few occasions. He also was very conservative when it came to politics. Many people say that we should stay away from discussing religion and politics, but those were Dad's two favorite things to talk about!

Around the time he retired in the early 80's, Dad was diagnosed with diabetes. This disease affected much of his body. He suffered a heart attack in 1983, and a few years later underwent bypass surgery. His vision was greatly affected by the diabetes, and in his last years he was unable to read like had once done. Eventually, the diabetes caused him to have strokes, and these eventually led to his death in 1996.

I am very grateful to God for the tremendous father He allowed me to have. Dad was very proud to be a veteran, and I am very proud to be his son.

Wes Linscott
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ARNG, MaineDivision Artillery (DIVARTY) 43rd Infantry DivisionArmy Garrisons
  1939-1945, HHD, Maine Army National Guard
  1941-1945, HHB, Division Artillery (DIVARTY) 43rd Infantry Division
  1941-1945, Division Artillery (DIVARTY) 43rd Infantry Division
  1942-1942, Army Garrison, Camp Shelby, MS
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II1
  1942-1943 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Guadalcanal
  1943-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1943-1943 Northern Solomons Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of New Georgia
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
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