1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 20, 2019 2:06 PM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking records on Theodore P. Thomas, WWII


      Theodore Petey Thomas, Afro-American, was born on May 20, 1925 in Baltimore, MD. He enlisted in U.S. Army on August 7, 1943. He served active duty in Normandy, France during WWII. He received  Good Conduct Medal. European African Eastern Theater Ribbon, as well World War II Victory Ribbon. He passed away on April 19, 1996. In 1996. President William Clinton honors his memory  via The United States of America memorial crest sealed and signed formal letter.

        • Re: Seeking records on Theodore P. Thomas, WWII
          Lisha Penn Pioneer

          Dear Ms. Singleton,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Access to Archival Databases (AAD) and located the World War II enlistment record for Theodore Petey Thomas.  We suggest that a record of honoring his memory may be available by contacting the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum. It is possible that the unit he served with during the war was included.


          Unit information may be in his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs for enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 and prior to 1955 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. 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.


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

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