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Here is some information below. Also please contact the New Jersey Department of State https://www.state.nj.us/state/archives/catsedefen9.html
To contact the New Jersey State Archives about research, reference services, records transfers or donations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Field Title Value Meaning ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 32925280 32925280 NAME WECK#PAUL#R#JR########## WECK#PAUL#R#JR########## RESIDENCE: STATE 22 NEW JERSEY RESIDENCE: COUNTY 039 UNION PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 2252 NEWARK NEW JERSEY DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 31 31 DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 05 05 DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 43 43 GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private GRADE: CODE 8 Private BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION NO# No branch assignment BRANCH: CODE 02 No branch assignment FIELD USE AS DESIRED # # TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law LONGEVITY ### ### SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life NATIVITY 22 NEW JERSEY YEAR OF BIRTH 21 21 RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen EDUCATION 0 Grammar school CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 999 Undefined Code MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men) CARD NUMBER # # BOX NUMBER 0585 0585 FILM REEL NUMBER 2.249 2.249
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We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 and prior to 1959 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. Please note that it is not necessary to include his social security number if you do not have that information, as his name, service number, and dates of service will be adequate to locate his file if it survived the fire. In Section II, for the item you are requesting check “Other” and write that you want his entire file. For “Purpose” check “Genealogy.” Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.
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