3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 3, 2021 3:00 PM by Jacob Seley

    Seeking military records of Patrick D Fagan

    Vicki Thompson Newbie

      I am looking for information about the service of my grandfather, Patrick Dennis Fagan (1895-1991), during WWI. His serial number was 1816084. He was a wagoner with the 159th Infantry Brigade. His hometown was Wallace (Bristol), VA and that is where he returned after the war. I am especially interested in his discharge status but any other information is welcome. Thank you.

        • Re: Seeking military records of Patrick D Fagan
          Elliot Schneider Pioneer

          Vicki,

           

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          • Re: Seeking military records of Patrick D Fagan
            Jacob Seley Newbie

            Dear Ms. Thompson,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled Records of Divisions, 1917 - 1920 in the Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (World War I) (Record Group 120) that includes the 80th Division and files of the 159th Infantry Brigade in Boxes 9 - 11. For information about these files, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

             

            We also 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 before 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 and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. Also, 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!