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Name: John Emile Olsen Death Age: 69 Birth Date: 1 Aug 1894 Service Start Date: 25 Jul 1918 Service End Date: 31 Jul 1919 Death Date: 1 Jul 1964 Internment Date: 6 Jul 1964 Internment Place: Minnesota, USA Cemetery Address: 7601 34th Avenue, South Minneapolis, MN 55450 Cemetery: Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Plot: Section K Site 1895 Notes: Pvt Us Army World War I Name: John E Olsen Departure Date: 11 Jul 1919 Departure Place: St Nazaire, France Arrival Place: New York Address: #1831 Lincoln Street Residence Place: North East, Minneapolis, Minnesota Next of Kin: Mrs Andrea Olsen Relationship: Mothj Ship: Callao Military Unit: Co M, 3rd P Inf Rank: Private Service Number: 4,065,259 Notes: Company M, 3rd Pioneer Infantry
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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 during World War I and who were separated from the service prior to 1959 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. In many cases where Army 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. If there is any information requested by the form which you do not know, you may omit it, however the more information you provide, the easier it will be to locate the correct file if it survived the fire. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled the Records of Pioneer Infantry Regiments, 1917 - 1919 in the Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (World War I) (Record Group 120) that includes the files of the 3rd Pioneer Infantry Regiment. These records are arranged by regiment number and thereunder alphabetically by company letter, with the records of the regimental headquarters first. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com.
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