3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 12, 2019 7:01 AM by Rebecca Collier

    Searching records about James Rollwitz

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      Searching for information about James Rollwitz who served with 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division and was in WWII and Korea. He received 3 purple hearts and 2 bronze stars.

        • Re: Searching records about James Rollwitz
          Elliot Schneider Navigator

          William,

           

          Here is some information on your individual  and here is where the information below is from.

           

          Korean War Casualty File, 2/13/1950-12/31/1953 [Archival Database]; Records on Korean War Dead and Wounded Army Casualties, 1950-1970; Records of the Adjutant General's Office, Record Group 407; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.

           

           

           

          James F Rollwitz

          Race: White

          Home State: Ohio

          Casualty Date: 3 Sep 1951

          Casualty Country: North Korea Sector

          Casualty Type: Returned to Duty (FECOM)

          Group: Returned to Duty (FECOM)

          Branch: Infantry

          Component: Organized Reserve Corps (ORC)

          Rank: Captain

          Pay Grade: Captain

          Previous Detail: Otherwise seriously injured in action

          Disposed Date: 29 Sep 1951

          Disposed Place: Japan

          Organization: In Div - 7th

          Element Sequence: Cv Div Cav Regt Inf

          Unit #: 17

          Service Occupation: 2200

           

           

          Thanks,

           

           

          Elliot Schneider

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          • Re: Searching records about James Rollwitz
            Rebecca Collier Ranger

            Dear Mr. Cochran,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled Unit Histories, 1943 - 1967 in the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338) that includes a file unit titled 17th Infantry Regiment: General Orders for 1952-1953.  We also located a series titled Command Reports, 1949 - 1954 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1905-1981 (Record Group 407) that includes 84 file units of the 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division during the Korean War.

             

            In addition, we searched the World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1905-1981 (Record Group 407) and located historical reports for 1944-1945 & 1947 and general orders for July 1940-1948 of the 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division during WWII.

             

            The staff of the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) will be pleased to make the finding aids to these records available to you or your representative in the Textual Research Room located 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, near the University of Maryland--College Park campus. The Textual Research Room (Room 2000) hours are 8:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. The RDT2 consultation room hours are 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. No appointment is necessary. Prior to your visit, please consult College Park websites at https://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/https://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/self-service-copying.html, and https://www.archives.gov/research/start/getting-started.pdf.

             

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

             

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