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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.
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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 Race: White Citizenship Status: citizen Birth Year: 1927 Birthplace: MASSACHUSETTS 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