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We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and medical records of officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. Marine Corps who were separated from service after 1904 and prior to 1958 are located at NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. To request these records, please mail a completed GSA Standard Form 180 to NPRC. You can also fax the form to 314-801-9195. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 20 series for 1st Marine Division during the 1940s. Please review the series. Then contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com.
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Hi Mary, were you able to find any information about Reginald? If he is "Reginald C. Stevens," then a search of the Marine Corps Muster Rolls reveals he was an engineer in the 17th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Let me know if this is correct, and I'll share with you more information that I've found.
Hello G H,
I have not been able to find much about his military records. I know that he was in the first marine division in the guadalcanal. I only know this because of the insignia on his uniform from his military picture. I know that he was in training in Parris Island and I know that around 1943 or 1944 he was in Lewiston Maine, where he met and Married my grandmother. I know that he was still in this service when the marriage took place but aside from hi number and the years he served I have really found little else.
Yes his name was Reginald C Stevens, the C stands for Carrold. He lived in Maine when he signed up and went to Parris island. I would appreciate anything you could share with me.