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Here is some information below. Also tried the headstone applications for service member from 1929-1970 and he was not on that list. If you noticed the Army when he enlisted posted his DOB as 1923 and if you look at burial card DOB you provided matches and I know the army# serial number is correct because both serial numbers match up on the document.
Field Title Value Meaning ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 32808821 32808821 NAME QUINN#JOSEPH#F########## QUINN#JOSEPH#F########## RESIDENCE: STATE 23 NEW YORK RESIDENCE: COUNTY 081 QUEENS PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 2364 NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 17 17 DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 02 02 DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 43 43 GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private GRADE: CODE 8 Private BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION BI# Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA BRANCH: CODE 00 Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 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 23 NEW YORK YEAR OF BIRTH 23 23 RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen EDUCATION 0 Grammar school CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 111 Railroad clerks, n.e.c. MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men) CARD NUMBER # # BOX NUMBER 0568 0568 FILM REEL NUMBER 2.232 2.232
Thank you for your response. Yes, I did determine that his correct DOB is in 1923 - my error in picking it up wrong for the post from my notes. Sad that his grave shows the wrong birth year. I did find the other documents you provided, but still haven't been able to find his Division/Regiment/Company. He isn't the Joseph F. Quinn, however, in the Jail Register since that person was born in Florida. I'll keep searching!
Appreciate all your efforts - thanks again!