1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 5, 2021 12:22 PM by Shannon Kerner

    Searching for military records of Jessie McBride

    Michael Kassees Newbie

      Jessie Lee McBride, ASN 34987566, enlisted at Camp Shelby Mississippi on April 4, 1944. I knew he guarded German POWs in Mississippi and maybe Alabama. He was discharged in December 1945. This information is being provided for our family. Any help to narrow his units served would be greatly appreciated.


        • Re: Searching for military records of Jessie McBride
          Shannon Kerner Adventurer

          Dear Mr. Kassees,


          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.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 research!