I am trying to find citations for my grandfather's military awards. I am looking for orders and documents pertaining to Brig. General Robert E. Moffet’s, wartime service. He was my grandfather. In particular, I am trying to find out if my grandfather is entitled to the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC). My family requested replacement medals for my grandfather and on Nov. 20, 1999 we received the awards along with the “Authorization for Issuance of Awards” form from the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. The form they supplied indicated he had been awarded the DSC and included the medal. Other medals he earned included the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. I wrote to the Army requesting information about the DSC Award but they could not find any orders regarding the issuance of it and advised I contact you. I have copies of the "Authorization for Issuance of Awards” form, as well as his “Military Record and Report of Separation Certificate of Service,” which lists the Purple Heart and Bronze Star as well as other awards but not the DSC. These were all World War II medals.
This leads to another issue, his service in World War I and the Mexican Border Campaign. There is not mention of his service in these campaigns in the documents I have, although those campaigns are listed on his grave marker in Arlington National Ceremony. My grandfather left a detailed twenty page report that states he began serving in the Illinois National Guard enlisting on June 17, 1916, and then served in the “Rainbow Division” in France, was wounded in the Battle of the Chateau Thierry. He make no mention of any awards or medals. My questions are: How can a search be done to find any commendations or orders regarding his medals? Are the World War I records and citations housed somewhere other than he National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis? Are National Guard wartime records kept in other locations than federal records? Where can I find Unit histories, action reports or "morning reports?" His date of birth is 29 October 1898 in Chicago, Ill. His Army serial number was 0-220503.