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We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and medical records of enlisted men of the U.S. Navy who were separated from the service after 1885 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. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Index to Muster Rolls of Naval Ships and Shore Establishments, 1/1898 - 6/30/1939 (A3442) and the Muster Rolls of Naval Ships and Shore Establishments, 1/1898 - 6/30/1939 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that may contain the information you seek. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at email@example.com. Please provide the name of the ship(s) which your great uncle served.
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Do you have a name DOB, and place of birth?
His name is August Witkowski DOB is 14 Aug 1906, He was born in Sharon, Portage County, Wisconsin. He may have used the name August Wilkowski. When they moved from Wisconsin to Minnesota in 1924 they changed the T to an L.