2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 30, 2021 12:40 PM by Elliot Schneider

    Seeking military records for Paul William Alexander

    Debbie Redmond Newbie

      Trying to track down military records for Paul William Alexander who is said to have served in the Ohio Reserves in World War I.  He was born December, 1888 in Toledo, Ohio.

        • Re: Seeking military records for Paul William Alexander
          Jared Chamberlin Wayfarer

          Dear Ms. Redmond,


          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. Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests. Once you have the unit he was in, more information may be available.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 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.


          • Re: Seeking military records for Paul William Alexander
            Elliot Schneider Ranger



            Here is some information below. Please see his WW1 draft Card showing he was with the Ohio National Guard 3 years prior to be activated for WW1, and additionally his WW2 draft card