Anyone know a lot about WWII Navy?

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May 23, 2019 / By Aston

Question: I just received information on my grandfather, who was in the Navy during WWII. I was reading that African Americans were given the lowest jobs they had back then. My grandfather was a Steward. My understanding is that it meant he served people on the ship. Anyway, some of the information on the forms I don't quit understand. For example, on his notice of separation papers, it says ratings held and lists: AS, STM2/C, STM1C. Okay I looked up the AS and it appears to be the abbreviation for an Aviation Support Equipment Technician. That doesn't make sense to me. Would they have given a black marine during this time a job like that? I wish they would have. I'm not sure what it means, and my grandfather is no longer alive. Can someone please tell me what those abbreviations stand for and if the AS is correct. Thank you.

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