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my question is similar to What is the meaning of these remarks on 1948 USMC discharge papers? but with different abbreviations that I can't find the answer to. Below is the transcription I have. I know fur is furlough but not sure about "das", "B&W" , "CO", "OH", and "fr conf." Thinking "das" could be days, "B&W" bread and water, "CO" Commanding Officer, "OH" Operational Headquarters but not exactly sure.

1-6, fur; 16, red and awd five (5) das on B&W by CO at OH for: "Intoxication"; 21,fr conf; 22-29, fur.

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Looks like the MARINE CORPS INDIVIDUAL RECORDS ADMINISTRATION MANUAL (SHORT TITLE: IRAM) is one good reference for some of these. CHAPTER 6 ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS begins on (actual document) Pg.# 6-3 (177 of 259 in PDF) and continues on to the list a few pages later.

das - DAYS

B&W - BREAD-WATER

CO - COMMANDING OFFICER

OH - OPERATIONAL HANDBOOK

fr - FROM

conf - CONFIDENTIAL

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  • I agree with your assessment that OH would have been Operations Headquarters. – PositiveLogic Oct 26 '13 at 23:10
  • Thank you so much! I was wondering if there was a book/manual somewhere because the places I had found some just weren't official. – user975 Oct 27 '13 at 22:59

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