With limited information, here is what I have found hoping this is your individual. Plus I would 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. You also may fax the form to 314-801-9195 OR view the record by visiting the NPRC Archival Research Room in St. Louis, MO. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.
Steven A Jr Hickenbottom Name (Original): HICKENBOTTOM STEVEN A JR Event Type: Military Service Event Date: 05 Mar 1941 Term of Enlistment: 0 Event Place: Los Angeles, California, United States Race: White Citizenship Status: citizen Birth Year: 1918 Birthplace: WYOMING Education Level: 4 years of high school Civilian Occupation: Sales clerks Marital Status: Single, without dependents Military Rank: Private Army Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source Reference: Civil Life Serial Number: 39153809 Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923 Box Film Number: 13996.165
Hope this helps,
Dear Mr. Camacho,
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. Armed Forces and who were separated from the service prior to 1958 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. In many cases where Army and Army Air Corps 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. Navy and Marine Corps OMPFs were not affected by the fire. 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. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.
We searched the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) and located the World War II Army Enlistment Records database that includes a file pertaining to Steven A. Hickenbottom, Jr. If he is the person you seek, please use the information in this file when requesting a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF).
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We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!