2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 30, 2021 1:44 PM by Elliot Schneider

    Seeking records of George Herman Vergine's service

    Donna Berg Newbie

      My uncle, George Herman Vergine, served at Bletchley Park during WWII and then was employed at NSA. What information is available about him?

        • Re: Seeking records of George Herman Vergine's service
          Elliot Schneider Guide

          Donna,

           

          Here is some information. Plus found a school yearbook picture.

           

           

           

          Name:George H Vergine
          Gender:Male
          Birth Date:4 Nov 1914
          Death Date:15 Jan 2001
          Cause of Death:Natural
          Enlistment Branch:A
          Enlistment Date:4 Jul 1945
          Discharge Date:18 Apr 1946

           

          Name:George H Vergine
          Race:White
          Marital status:Married
          Rank:Private
          Birth Year:1914
          Nativity State or Country:Indiana
          Citizenship:Citizen
          Residence:Arlington, Virginia
          Education:2 years of college
          Civil Occupation:Draftsmen
          Enlistment Date:8 Dec 1942
          Enlistment Place:Washington, District of Columbia
          Service Number:13143488
          Branch:Signal Corps
          Component:Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of
          Source:Civil Life
          Height:70
          Weight:190
          • Re: Seeking records of George Herman Vergine's service
            Rebecca Collier Ranger

            Dear Ms. Berg,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Historic Cryptographic Records, 1952 - 1981 in the Records of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (Record Group 457) that includes a file unit titled NR 4196 ZEMA169 41117A 19430000 Photograph: George Vergine, NSA. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov.

             

            If you haven’t already done so, 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. If there is any information requested by the form that you do not know, you may omit it or provide estimates (such as for dates), but the more information you provide, the easier it will be to locate the correct file if it survived the fire. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.

             

            Since he worked for the NSA, we suggest that you request a copy of his Official Personnel File (OPF). OPFs and medical information for individuals who worked for the U.S. government in a civilian capacity since 1952 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center Annex. Written requests may be mailed or faxed to National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. The fax number is 618-935-3014. Please include the full name used during Federal employment, date of birth, Social Security Number (if applicable), name and location of the employing Federal agency, and beginning and ending dates of Federal service. Certain information in the OPF may not be available to the general public without the written consent of the individual. For more information, please check the Official Personnel Folders (OPF),Federal (non-archival) Holdings and Access website.

             

            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. The Civilian Personnel Records Center (CPR) in Valmeyer, IL still will maintain minimal staffing levels to support emergency reference requests only. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

             

            General information is available about Bletchley Park: Home of the Codebreakers that may be useful.

             

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