2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 25, 2021 5:42 PM by Elliot Schneider

    Seeking military records of Edward Abdeinour

    Theresa Sutermeister Newbie

      Is there a way to find out where my father was during WWII? What do I need to find the records? His name was Edward Danial Abdelnour and was born on 12/14/1927. His service number was 11-160-269. His was in the Army. His date of entrance may have been 9-23-46 to 1-26-48. Thank you.

        • Re: Seeking military records of Edward Abdeinour
          Shannon Kerner Adventurer

          Dear Ms. Sutermeister,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) and located the World War II Army Enlistment Records database that includes a file pertaining to Edward Daniel Abdelnour. Please use the information in this file when requesting a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF).


          We suggest that you request a copy of his 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. Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NPRC is closed except for emergencies. Currently, NPRC will continue servicing requests ONLY associated with medical treatments, burials, and homeless veterans seeking admittance to a homeless shelter. If your request is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines. Please refrain from submitting non-emergency requests such as replacement medals, administrative corrections, or records research until NPRC returns to pre-COVID staffing levels. Please check archives.gov/veterans for updates to the NPRC operating hours and status. We apologize for any inconvenience.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!

          • Re: Seeking military records of Edward Abdeinour
            Elliot Schneider Ranger

            Ms. Sutermeister,


            Here is some additional information.




            Name:Edward D Abdelnour
            Name (Original):ABDELNOUR EDWARD D
            Event Type:Military Service
            Event Date:23 Sep 1946
            Term of Enlistment:Enlistment for the Panama Canal Department
            Event Place:Ft Banks, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
            Citizenship Status:citizen
            Birth Year:1927
            Education Level:4 years of high school
            Civilian Occupation:021
            Marital Status:Single, with dependents
            Military Rank:Private
            Army Branch:No branch assignment
            Army Component:Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
            Source Reference:Enlisted Man, Regular Army, after 3 months of Discharge
            Serial Number:11160269
            Affiliate ARC Identifier:1263923
            Box Film Number:00751.68



            Elliot Schneider

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