I want to know as much as i can about my Great Great grandfather. His name is Bernard R. Shutes served as a WW2 medic.

I have been interested in my family's history and I found this out and i want to learn more;but one of the only things i know is that his number was 3616S790 and he also was a corporal. 


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    We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for officers of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after June 1917 and before 1960 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. In many cases where personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002.  Veterans and next of kin of deceased veterans also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. If there is any information requested by the form that you do not know, you may omit it or provide estimates (such as for dates), but the more information you provide, the easier it will be to locate the correct file if it survived the fire. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.

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  • This is what Fold3.com had to say, which is an extract from a National Archives database. And note that his service number is 36168790, not S.

    Full Name Bernard R Shutes

    Army Serial Number36168790

    Enlistment Place Ft Custer Michigan

    Enlistment Date28 Jan 1942

    Branch Army

    Race or Ethnicity White

    Enlistment Term Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 

    Source of Army Personnel Civil Life

    Army Component Selectees (Enlisted Men)

    Level of Education4 years of high school

    OccupationSemiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor

    Marital Status Single, without dependents

    Birth Date1920

    Birth Place Michigan

    Source Box Number1041

    Source Film Reel Number5.103

    Conflict World War II

    Served for United States of America


    According to Findagrave.com. he was in the Army Air Forces (which doesn't mean he wasn't a medic--they had their own medical service).