On another thread I researched the acronym SCU and found it stood for Service Command Unit. This is the most I found about SCU's: "1473rd SCU was at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. I believe that every Army installation in the Z.I. had it own uniquely numbered SCU during WWII (they were known as Corps Area Service Units - CASU - before the Service Commands were established in 1941 to free the Corps for tactical duty overseas). A complete SCU roster would be a useful reference but I have never seen one. In the absence of a complete list, here is one useful clue for quickly narrowing down an SCU's location: The second digit in an SCU number corresponds to the Service Command area where the SCU is located. Hence, 1473rd SCU at Camp Shelby was in 4th Service Command's area." If anybody knows more about SCU's please respond. Were any deployed overseas? In researching this I found a number of people around the Internet who have their relatives discharge certificate which shows an SCU. I suspect these men were wounded or ill but their relatives are mistakenly believing their relative "served" with an SCU. This is a pretty good example, but the discharge certificate also sites "Convalescent Hospital". Private First Class Donald Paul Lynch This was posted on ww2f.com. This gentlemen was found to be Military Police. "Good Day to everyone. My dear grandfather, Franklin Furlow served in the Army during WWII. He was part of the 1881st service command unit and received a purple heart. .... Also, it states he was wounded in action in Lagonia, Italy in 1943. I have done some research but cannot find such a place in Italy." This is an interesting Filipino-American veterans site. The return date of 25 Dec 1944 leads me to think he was wounded or sick. 3860th Service Command Unit, United States Army I might be wrong about all this. I don't know what connection an SCU would have with the hospitals.