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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Legislative and Policy Precedent Files, 1943 - 1976 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917 - 1985 (Record Group 407) that may have information about Army policy concerning this topic. This series is indexed by the series Subject Index to Legislative and Policy Precedent Files, 1943-1975. We also located General Correspondence, 1941 - 1945 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that may have records concerning Navy policies. Additionally, we located General Correspondence, 1/1/1939 - 6/30/1950 and Policy and Planning Documents, 1/15/1930 - 2/5/1965 in the Records of the U.S. Marine Corps (Record Group 127) that may have information concerning Marine Corps policies. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at Archives2reference@nara.gov.
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