Military Monday: Alphonso J. Thornton Jr.’s Mustering Out Payment

This is the mustering out payment, which my grandfather, Alphonso J. Thornton, Jr., received when he was discharged from the Marine Corps after World War II.

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  • Mariann Regan - June 12, 2013 - 10:49 pm

    I’ve never seen a “mustering out payment” before, and never thought about what that meant. That’s probably where the phrase “pass muster” comes from.ReplyCancel

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