2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 18, 2021 10:06 AM by Lisha Penn

    Looking for records of Jesse Herbert Duncan

    Gay Duncan Newbie

      I am looking for any information of Lt. Jesse Herbert Duncan who served in 815th Pioneer Infantry Division during WWI.

        • Re: Looking for records of Jesse Herbert Duncan
          Elliot Schneider Pioneer

          Duncan,

           

          Here is some information for you below.

           

          https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/7663630:60525

           

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          • Re: Looking for records of Jesse Herbert Duncan
            Lisha Penn Navigator

            Dear Mr. Duncan,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            We searched the National Archives Catalog located the series Records of Pioneer Infantry Regiments, 1917-1919 in the Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (World War I) (Record Group 120) that includes records of the 815th Pioneer Infantry Regiment. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) by email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

             

            We also suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for officers of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after June 1917 and prior to 1958 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center 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, 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 this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

             

            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!