Dear Ms. McDaniel,
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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 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 family research!
Here is some information to get you started on your search and to utilize when requesting records below.
Field Title Value Meaning ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 14222367 14222367 NAME WRIGHT#JAMES#C########## WRIGHT#JAMES#C########## RESIDENCE: STATE 41 ALABAMA RESIDENCE: COUNTY 001 AUTAUGA PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 4130 FT MCCLELLAN ALABAMA DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 27 27 DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 08 08 DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 46 46 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 6 Enlistment for the Panama Canal Department LONGEVITY ### ### SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 2 Enlisted Man, Regular Army, after 3 months of Discharge NATIVITY 41 ALABAMA YEAR OF BIRTH 28 28 RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 373 Undefined Code MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 1 Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men) CARD NUMBER 9 9 BOX NUMBER 0172 0172 FILM REEL NUMBER 2.29# 2.29#
Was he in Alabama when they came for him? Do you have a general idea of the year? There is a small possibility something could have made the local newspapers.