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Here is some information to help you with your search below when requesting your fathers military records once the pandemic has slowed. Currently, NPRC in St. Louis, MO is only processing "Emergency" request due to burials and homeless veterans.
Field Title Value Meaning ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 33904137 33904137 NAME PUMPHREY#JOHN#P######### PUMPHREY#JOHN#P######### RESIDENCE: STATE #1 Undefined Code RESIDENCE: COUNTY 033 Undefined Code PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 3110 BALTIMORE MARYLAND DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 25 25 DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 01 01 DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 44 44 GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private GRADE: CODE 8 Private BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION NO# No branch assignment BRANCH: CODE 02 No branch assignment 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 31 MARYLAND YEAR OF BIRTH 18 18 RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen EDUCATION 1 1 year of high school CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 266 Policemen and detectives, public service MARITAL STATUS 2 Married COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men) CARD NUMBER # # BOX NUMBER 0724 0724 FILM REEL NUMBER 1.241 1.241
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Also please reach out to the Maryland State Archives they have a box on your father. Here is a the location and box#s please include those when requesting aswell. https://shop.msa.maryland.gov/orders/OrderForms/NationalGuardServiceRecord.aspx?type=mail
PUMPHREY JOHN PERSHING. Bates No.: 66849. Box No.: 303. MSA S1499-57678 Location: 0/34/4/55
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Dear Mr. Pumphrey,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 861 file units among various record groups about Camp Blanding during WWII. For more information, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com.
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.
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!