I would also contact Fort Leonard Wood. They were of tremendous help when I first started my journey. Please tell them that I sent you.
Fort Leonard Wood - Office of Engineer History
Historian, U.S. Army Engineer School
320 MANSCEN Loop, Suite 043
Ft. Leonard Wood, MO 65473
I never tried emailing them. Everyone I know who had any luck, either called or wrote to them at the designated address, and included all pertinent info, such as specific name of unit and the dates of service.
- Modern Military Records: Records that originated in military agencies of the Executive branch of government. Most of these records were created after 1900 and include documents created or accumulated by the various components of the Department of Defense and its predecessor, the War Department.
Contact the Textual Records unit at: The National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001
Thanks Walt’s daughter.
I just went to email them again and realised that I had already emailed them before a while ago...
...but I haven’t ever heard back from them so I’ve just emailed them again. You never know things get lost...
I think my Aunt is trying to chase up some information too.
I think in some instances next of kin status may be key.
anyway we’ll see.
Thanks for posting the links for me.
Then pursuing NARA in Maryland is the way to go.
Look under the section labeled Obtaining Unit Records.
I’m not sure, but think so...to be honest I have no record of some of the organisations that I contacted because I think some contact was through their websites.
I have a copy of his discharge papers.
What I need is information about where he was once he got off the troop ship in October 1944.
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