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See this page on Requesting Copies of Older (pre-WWI) Military Service Records.
Thanks for that! I ended up going with the 'Full Military Service' record file. That report covers his possible military service time. I provided whatever definitive info I had. Worse case... They will come back and say they have no record and it doesn't cost me anything. I'm hoping that's not what happens, but either way I can figure out if he was in the navy.
Thanks again for the help.