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Dear Ms. Parisi,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Records of Various Army Regiments, 1941 - 1967 in the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338) that may include records of the 130th, 145th & 85th Infantry Regiments. We also located Unit Histories, 1951 - 1958 in Record Group 338 that includes the 10th Infantry Division during the 1950s. In addition, we located Training Administrative Files, 1949 - 1960 in Record Group 338 that includes the file unit Training Site Facilities Fort Lewis, Washington 1953. Plus, we located 3 series of Organizational History Files in Record Group 338 that pertain to Fort Sill in 1954. Lastly, we located Records of Joint Field Exercises, 11/1953 - 12/31/1955 in the Records of Headquarters Army Ground Forces (Record Group 337) that include exercises held at Fort Polk in the 1950s.For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We were unable to locate records of the 53rd Field Artillery Battalion for 1953, the 4050th Army Service Unit for 1954, the 37th Infantry Division for 1954, and Fort Ord for 1953. We were unable to locate specific records of either Batteries or Companies. Records of lower echelon units sometimes were incorporated into the files of the battalion or regiment.
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Have you tried contacting the State Veterans Office were your dad lived when he entered service or residence after the Korean War.
I would contact them many soilders recorded their discharge papers with the County recorders office were they lived. Most times this was done for benefits, stipends, and other items. This is were contacting the local County Veterans Service Office and maybe they can assist. Some county offices have paperwork to fill out for next of kin.
Hope this gives you another avenue to utilize.