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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 (including the Army Air Force) 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. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.
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Field Title Value Meaning ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 34624122 34624122 NAME CURRIE#KEYES#T########## CURRIE#KEYES#T########## RESIDENCE: STATE 45 MISSISSIPPI RESIDENCE: COUNTY 061 JASPER PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 4545 CP SHELBY MISSISSIPPI DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 26 26 DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 02 02 DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 43 43 GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private GRADE: CODE 8 Private BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION BI# Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA BRANCH: CODE 00 Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 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 45 MISSISSIPPI YEAR OF BIRTH 18 18 RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen EDUCATION 8 4 years of college CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 031 Teachers (secondary school) and principals MARITAL STATUS 2 Married COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men) CARD NUMBER # # BOX NUMBER 0827 0827 FILM REEL NUMBER 3.249 3.249
Thanks so much for this information. You can’t imagine how helpful this was for me. My Grandpaw Keyes, as I called him was my “hero.” My father Keyes Thompson Currie Jr was killed in an automobile accident when I was 18 months old. My mother & I were in the accident also, but we survived, even though we were in critical condition !
so this information means the world to me! Because he was such a special man to me