2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 18, 2021 12:35 PM by Shannon Kerner

    Seeking military records of Charles B DeBolt

    Chaz Clarke Newbie

      I am looking for the military records of Charles Bernard DeBolt from Wheeling, WV. I know he was wounded and served in the European Theater in the US Army. I am interested in the unit he primarily served with.

        • Re: Seeking military records of Charles B DeBolt
          Elliot Schneider Pioneer

          Mr. Clarke,

           

          Here is some information.

           

          https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110626142/charles-b-debolt

           

           

          Also is the narrative from his injuries, these are not the full narrative but what was able to be released to the general public. I suggest requesting his records when the pandemic is over or that NPRC begins normal operations again. Currently they are only processing "emergency requests".

           

          Full Name: Debolt, Charles B

          Gender: Male

          Race: White (includes Mexican)Admission

          Age: 30

          Admission Date: Feb 1945

          Admission Type of Injury:

          Injury Type: Battle casualty; InjuryType2: All battle casualties, and all battle injuries not intentionally inflicted by self or another person.

          Military Service Number: 35782796

          Rank: Enlisted Man (includes Aviation Cadet or Student

          Unit: 0

          Branch: Infantry General or Unspecified

          Length of Service: 6-12 mo.

          Medical Diagnosis:

          Diagnosis: Wound(s), abraded (includes friction burns); Location: Knee region - Popliteal Space; Causative Agent: Artillery Shell, Fragments, Afoot or unspecified

          Discharge Type: Duty (includes AWOL)

          Discharge Date: Feb 1945

          Discharge Place: Aid Station, Clearing or Collection Station,

          Dispensary Notes: None

          Conflict Period: World War II

          Served for: United States of America

           

           

          Full Name: Debolt, Charles B

          Gender: Male

          Race :White (includes Mexican)

          Admission Age:30

          Admission Date: Feb 1945

          Admission Type of Injury: Injury Type: Battle casualty; InjuryType2: All battle casualties, and all battle injuries not intentionally inflicted by self or another person

          Military Service Number:35782796

          Rank: Enlisted Man (includes Aviation Cadet or Student)

          Unit:3

          Branch: Infantry, General or Unspecified

          Length of Service:6-12 mo.

          Medical Diagnosis: Diagnosis Diagnosis: Wound(s), lacerated with no nerve or artery involvement; Location: Knee region - Popliteal Space; Causative Agent: Artillery Shell, Fragments, Afoot or unspecified; Diagnosis: Urticaria

          Medical Treatment: Closure of wound, delayed, or Suture secondary of wound (delayed closure)

          Discharge Type: Duty (includes AWOL)

          Discharge Date: Mar 1945

          Discharge Place: Portable Surgical, Evacuation, or T/O Convalescent

          Hospital Notes: None

          Conflict Period: World War II

          Served for: United States of America

           

          Field TitleValueMeaning
          ARMY SERIAL NUMBER3578279635782796
          NAMEDEBOLT#CHARLES#B########DEBOLT#CHARLES#B########
          RESIDENCE: STATE54WEST VIRGINIA
          RESIDENCE: COUNTY069OHIO
          PLACE OF ENLISTMENT5442HUNTINGTON WEST VIRGINIA
          DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY2929
          DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH0808
          DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR4444
          GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATIONPVT#Private
          GRADE: CODE8Private
          BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATIONNO#No branch assignment
          BRANCH: CODE02No branch assignment
          FIELD USE AS DESIRED##
          TERM OF ENLISTMENT5Enlistment 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 PERSONNEL0Civil Life
          NATIVITY54WEST VIRGINIA
          YEAR OF BIRTH1414
          RACE AND CITIZENSHIP1White, citizen
          EDUCATION11 year of high school
          CIVILIAN OCCUPATION678Semiskilled machine shop and related occupations, n.e.c.
          MARITAL STATUS2Married
          COMPONENT OF THE ARMY7Selectees (Enlisted Men)
          CARD NUMBER##
          BOX NUMBER09910991
          FILM REEL NUMBER5.53#5.53#
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          • Re: Seeking military records of Charles B DeBolt
            Shannon Kerner Adventurer

            Dear Mr. Clarke,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            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 who were separated from the service after October 1912 and before 1959 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) 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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            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!