Shep often joked about being in the 3162nd Mess Kit Repair Battalion - Handle Platoon, but he most often spoke about his experiences while in the signal corps. According to Shep, he was trained in Ft. Monmouth, NJ and shipped to a camp in the Florida swamps. Most likely this was Camp Murphy, but he never, so far as we know, mentioned the name of the camp.
The Army Signal School trained thousands of Signal Corp troops during WW2, during the years 1941 thru 1945. Most, if not all, Signal Corp technicians were trained at Ft. Monmouth.|