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Field Title Value Meaning ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 31314332 31314332 NAME PALMER#AUGUST#A#JR###### PALMER#AUGUST#A#JR###### RESIDENCE: STATE 11 CONNECTICUT RESIDENCE: COUNTY 001 FAIRFIELD PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 1143 HARTFORD CONNECTICUT DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 05 05 DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 02 02 DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 43 43 GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private GRADE: CODE 8 Private BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION BI# Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA BRANCH: CODE 00 Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA FIELD USE AS DESIRED # # TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law LONGEVITY ### ### SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life NATIVITY 11 CONNECTICUT YEAR OF BIRTH 22 22 RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen EDUCATION 2 2 years of high school CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 678 Semiskilled machine shop and related occupations, n.e.c. MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men) CARD NUMBER # # BOX NUMBER 0425 0425 FILM REEL NUMBER 3.147 3.147
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We suggest that you request a copy of his 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 1958 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. 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.
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in RG 407 (Records of the Adjutant General’s Office) that includes records of the 911th Field Artillery Battalion,86th Infantry Division during World War II. These records are not available online. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RTD2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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