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Here is some information below. If you have any letters or anything to show unit that would be helpful. But sounds like he may have helped with or been in a unit that served as NAVJO code talkers.
Field Title Value Meaning ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 31386728 31386728 NAME SCHULTZ#ROBERT#M######## SCHULTZ#ROBERT#M######## RESIDENCE: STATE 15 RHODE ISLAND RESIDENCE: COUNTY 007 PROVIDENCE PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 1580 PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 29 29 DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 07 07 DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 43 43 GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private GRADE: CODE 8 Private BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION NO# No branch assignment BRANCH: CODE 02 No branch assignment FIELD USE AS DESIRED # # TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 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 LONGEVITY ### ### SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life NATIVITY 15 RHODE ISLAND YEAR OF BIRTH 14 14 RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen EDUCATION 2 2 years of high school CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 103 Checkers MARITAL STATUS 2 Married COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men) CARD NUMBER # # BOX NUMBER 0435 0435 FILM REEL NUMBER 3.157 3.157
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Dear Ms. White,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
Unlike African Americans or Japanese Americans, Native Americans did not serve in segregated units but served alongside white Americans, so it is entirely possible that your father served in a unit with multiple Native Americans.
We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 and prior to 1959 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center 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. 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. If the enlistment record that Mr. Schneider located for you is for the correct person, please be sure to include the service number 31386728 on the form. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.
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World War II unit records are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) but RDT2 would not be able to identify his unit with the information that you have provided. If his OMPF includes a unit listing, please post a follow-up request here regarding unit records.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!