6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 18, 2022 12:39 PM by Betsy Holmes

    Seeking WWII Military records for Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr

    Betsy Holmes Wayfarer

      I am looking for my grandfather who raised me military records during WWII

        • Re: Seeking WWII Military records for Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
          Elliot Schneider Guide

          Betsy,

           

          Do you have any additional information on Oliver Holmes Sr. such as DOB, place of birth or residence when he enlisted?

          • Re: Seeking WWII Military records for Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
            Betsy Holmes Wayfarer

            Yes I do he was born august 6 1914 in Washington District of Columbia and I beleave he was enlisted in Washington District of Columbia. he would never talk about it.  He was a quiet person and I loved him very much. my father said sometimes in later years he would say things to him, but he would not pay attention. he never would say anything to me even though I was around all the time.  thank you so much for asking.
            respectfully Betsy Holmes

            • Re: Seeking WWII Military records for Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
              Jason Atkinson Guide

              Dear Ms. Holmes,

               

              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. 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.

               

              Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!