1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 29, 2020 12:24 PM by Cara Jensen

    Seeking records for Jimmy King, Sr

    Stanley King Newbie

      I am seeking records of Jimmy King, Sr, who was a Navajo Code Talker during WWII. His lineage is of Kiowa and Navajo.

        • Re: Seeking records for Jimmy King, Sr
          Cara Jensen Tracker

          Dear Mr. King,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          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 also may fax the form to 314-801-9195. Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests


          Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the National Personnel Records Center is servicing only urgent requests related to homeless veterans, medical emergencies, and funerals which may be faxed to 314-801-0764.  We thank you for your patience and look forward to resuming normal operations when the public health emergency has ended.


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Photographs of Navajo Indian "Code-Talkers" in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1943 - 1948 in the Records of the U.S. Marine Corps (Record Group 127) that include digitized photographs. They are accessible using the Catalog..


          We also located the Records Relating to Indians in World War I and World War II, ca. 1920 - 1945 in the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Record Group 75) that include records pertaining to the Navajo Code Talkers. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov.


          In addition, we located Historic Cryptographic Records in the Records of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (Record Group 457) that includes a file unit titled NR 2793 CBMI52 34744A 19430908 SSA Memoranda - Use of American Indians as Communications Linguists, 1943-1944. For access to the file unit and other related records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1 and RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


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