1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 9, 2019 11:46 AM by Holly Rivet

    Finding my grandfather's National Guard records


      The family story is that he got kicked off a train in Reno in the winter.  It was cold so he joined the National Guard and they sent him to the Mexican border to chase Poncho Villa. I don't know what year. It may have been the Army. Help!

        • Re: Finding my grandfather's National Guard records
          Holly Rivet Tracker

          Dear Mr. Yorke,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          Please submit a request for his files in the series U.S. Army File of the Mexican Border Service, 1916-1917.  It is necessary to include which State National Guard the man was with such as Nevada or his state of residence.  These files contain rank and unit designations. To request this file, please contact the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL) via email at stl.archives@nara.gov.


          You also may request to see if he served in the U.S. Army by requesting an Official Military Personnel File from the National Personnel Records Center by submitting a completed SF-180.


          We hope this information has been helpful and good luck with your research!



          Holly Rivet


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