2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 6, 2021 10:12 AM by Holly Rivet

    Seeking military records of Steve Hickenbottom

    Michael Camacho Newbie

      I am seeking the military records of Steve Hickenbottom. He is my great-grandfather

        • Re: Seeking military records of Steve Hickenbottom
          Elliot Schneider Ranger

          Mr. Camacho,

           

          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.

           

           

          https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/787403/steven-arthur-hickenbottom

           

          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,

           

          Elliot Schneider

          • Re: Seeking military records of Steve Hickenbottom
            Holly Rivet Tracker

            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).

            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NPRC is closed except for emergencies. Currently, NPRC will continue servicing requests ONLY associated with medical treatments, burials, and homeless veterans seeking admittance to a homeless shelter. If your request is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines. Please refrain from submitting non-emergency requests such as replacement medals, administrative corrections, or records research until NPRC returns to pre-COVID staffing levels. Please check archives.gov/veterans for updates to the NPRC operating hours and status. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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

             

            Sincerely,

            Holly Rivet