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You can contact the National Personnel Records Center in St. Lous, MO for the following type of file:
Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs) and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after 1911 and prior to 1954 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center 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.
Their contact info: National Personnel Records Center, 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138. Telephone: 314-801-0800; Fax: 314-801-9195.
In order to formally request these records, you will need to fill out a standard form 180 or you may apply online at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/
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The record from St Louis will likely indicate which unit he served with or in, and then the unit records can be consulted at the College Park facility. The WW1 personnel files, for Army at least, are unsually too deteriorated to give too much useful data as far as action or movements, battles or locales.
The unit records in RG120 and RG391 may be the best for location and activity.
Thank you, Jonathan. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Thank you very much, Ryan.