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Dear Ms. Contos,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We suggest that you request a copy of your great uncle’s Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for officers of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after June 1917 and prior to 1956 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 searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series titled Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 in the Records of the Selective Service System (World War I) (Record Group 163) that are in the custody of the National Archives at Atlanta (RE-AT). For access to these records, please contact RE-AT via email at email@example.com.
We also searched Ancestry and located All Military Results for Clinton F. Woolsey. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, you may view these records online at one of NARA's facilities for free via a NARA PC. For the nearest NARA location, please consult our web page at https://www.archives.gov/locations/. Also, some of the images from Ancestry are available for free on Family Search at https://www.familysearch.org/en/.
You may wish to review these websites Clinton F. Woolsey; Clinton Woolsey - Distinguished Flying Cross Recipient; and Cute airport, tragic-story: Woolsey a hero for references to your ancestor Clinton F. Woolsey serving as one of the last flight instructors to train Charles Lindbergh.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
Thank you Lisha. I appreciate your reply!