1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 23, 2020 12:04 PM by Thomas Richardson

    Seeking Army Records for Lawrence W Carroll

    Mary Clipsham Newbie

      I am seeking the Army Records for Lawrence W. Carroll (Army Serial No. 56274277) who served at Fort Richardson, Alaska from 1957-1958. His  Army records are believed to have been destroyed in the fire. I want to know if there is any other source. The form 13038 Certification notes information compiled from another source but no records were provided. Also, I am looking for information about an Army quartermaster in logistics, especially in his supply role and duties he would have been doing in 1956-1958 while stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska and looking for any manuals, etc.

        • Re: Seeking Army Records for Lawrence W Carroll
          Thomas Richardson Tracker

          Dear Ms. Clipsham,


          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 individual medical reports for those who served in the U.S. Army after 1957 and prior to October 16, 1992 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. Certain information in the records is not available to the general public without the written consent of the veteran or his next of kin. For more information see Request Military Service Records.


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 9 series in the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338d) that related to Fort Richardson during the 1950s . For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov.


          We also located the Central Subject Files, 1948 - 1957 in the Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General (Record Group 92) that consist of reports, memorandums, general orders, charts, maps, photographs, manuals, and as-built drawings created and maintained at Fort Richardson, Alaska by the Alaska General Depot. These may provide an indication of the duties of the quartermaster. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at Seattle (RW-SE) at seattle.archives@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 RDT2 and RW-SE. Also, the NPRC is currently only servicing emergency requests associated with medical treatments, burials, homeless veterans, VA Home loan guarantees, and employment opportunities. If this is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines. We apologize for any inconvenience.


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