3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 13, 2022 8:38 AM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking unit Frederick L Gonzales served with

    Rik Timmer Newbie

      Is it possible to find out which unit Fredrick L Gonzales was in during WWII? This is what I have: Name - Frederick L Gonzales; ASN - 39231171; Residence - Los Angeles, California; Year of birth - 1918; Date of enlistment - 25 March 1941; Component of the army - Selectees (Enlisted men)

        • Re: Seeking unit Frederick L Gonzales served with
          Elliot Schneider Guide

          Rik,

           

          Here is some additional information pertaining to his injuries. Here is where he is buried. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/125357815/frederick-lawrence-gonzales

           

          Name:Frederick L Gonzales
          Race:White
          Marital status:Single, without dependents (Single)
          Rank:Private
          Birth Year:1918
          Nativity State or Country:California
          Citizenship:Citizen
          Residence:Los Angeles, California
          Education:4 years of high school
          Civil Occupation:Stenographers and typists
          Enlistment Date:26 Mar 1941
          Enlistment Place:Los Angeles, California
          Service Number:39231171
          Branch:Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
          Component:Selectees (Enlisted Men)
          Source:Civil Life
          Height:64
          Weight:123

           

           

          Name:Frederick L Gonzales
          Gender:Male
          Race:White/Mexican (White)
          Rank:Enlisted Man
          Birth Place:USA
          Admission Date:Aug 1943
          Admission Place:Sicily
          Discharge Date:Aug 1943
          Military Branch:Artillery
          Diagnosis:Diagnosis: Wound, lacerated; Location: Scalp; CausativeAgent: Shell fragment; shell explosion
          Injured in Line of Duty:In line of duty (Battle Casualty)
          Type of Discharge:Duty (returned to)
          Service Number:39231171

           

           

           

          Name:Frederick L Gonzales
          Gender:Male
          Race:White/Mexican (White)
          Rank:Enlisted Man
          Admission Date:Aug 1943
          Admission Place:Sicily
          Discharge Date:Aug 1943
          Military Branch:Artillery
          Diagnosis:Diagnosis: Wound, lacerated; Location: Scalp; CausativeAgent: Shell fragment; shell explosion; Diagnosis: Wound(s), Lacerated; CausativeAgent: Artillery Shell, Other or Unspec to Blast, Fragments, Debris
          Type of Discharge:Duty (returned to)
          Service Number:39231171
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          • Re: Seeking unit Frederick L Gonzales served with
            Rachael Salyer Ranger

            Dear Rik Timmer,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            If you have not done so already, we suggest that you request a copy of Frederick L. Gonzales’ Official Military Personnel File (OMPF), which should include information about the unit(s) he served with. 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.

             

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