2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 6, 2021 9:15 AM by Elliot Schneider

    Looking for any records on Rudolph Kroll

    Janice Leber Newbie

      I am looking for any records on Rudolph Kroll, who enlisted in WWI and drove a medical vehicle in France. He was from San Francisco, born 1895, died 1962. He is buried in the Colma Military Cemetery in California. The interesting thing is that he was born in Germany and had to convince the recruiters he was a patriotic American.

        • Re: Looking for any records on Rudolph Kroll
          Rachael Salyer Ranger

          Dear Ms. Leber,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          If you have not done so already, we suggest that you request a copy of Rudolph Kroll’s 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.


          We also searched the National Archives Catalog and located 18 series related to ambulance companies or the ambulance service in the Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) (World War I) (Record Group 120) that may be useful for your research. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov for access to and information about these and similar records.


          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, homeless veterans seeking admittance to a homeless shelter, and those involving the VA Home Loan program. 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 information is helpful, and best of luck with your research!


          • Re: Looking for any records on Rudolph Kroll
            Elliot Schneider Ranger



            Here is some information. WW1 draft Card. Additionally here is a ship manifest of the troop ship he was on when he was sent overseas. He was with Company D 162nd Infantry 41st Division.





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