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Dear Ms. Michael,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also located two series titled Lists of Incoming Passengers, 1917 - 1938 and the Records of Pioneer Infantry Regiments, 1917 - 1919 in the Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General (Record Group 92) that includes the Company F, 56th Pioneer Infantry that he was assigned to. For access to these series, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com. The first two series have been digitized but the images have NOT been downloaded to the Catalog yet.
We suggest that you request a copy of your grandfather’s Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports 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 also searched Ancestry and located John H. Schuessler’s World War I Draft Registration Card; World War I Army Transport Passenger List; and Maryland Military Men. There may be a fee for using Ancestry to access digitized records. However, 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/.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
Thank you so much for the detailed reply.