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  1. garyrnorth

    garyrnorth New Member

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    Good Day from Ohio, Gary is my name.
    I was in the Army towards the end of Viet whatever it was (71-72)...!
    Tried to go to the nam 9 times and nine times they trashed my request. Seems the
    only fellows they sent there were those who did not want to go.
    Anyway I am researching my Uncle Sam ...really, from WWII ...They kept promoting
    him to Sergeant and he kept getting busted on purpose because higher ranks were
    more likely to get shot at.
    First I am looking for my Uncles service number. Where/how to find that?? circa 1942-47
    Second am looking for the Form number /name that a soldiers CO had to sign so the soldier
    could bring home war souvenirs.
    I am also wondering that if I could find my Uncle's records if that form would still be attached
    to his record???
    Any help here would be very much appreciated as it is important to me.
    regards and thanks for letting me post here.
    gary
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    If you're a DIYer then you need to contact the National Archives in St. Louis. They're on the web. We have people here to work in meatspace if you need help.
     
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    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron  

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    Welcome to the forums!
     
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    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome Gary, good luck with your efforts. Please share your info as you discover it. Other will benefit from your work, and we'd like to see it!
     
  5. garyrnorth

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    Thanks all,
    I guess what I am looking for from Records in st louis is his DD Form 603.
    Is that the correct/same form used to bring back goodies in WWII or was it different back then.?
    Also will they search without my having his SSI number or service number or dates of service?
    new to all of this but it is of historical importance to my daughter the archivist.
     
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    JJWilson Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Gary! I too hope you find what you're looking for, and were here to answer questions and whatever else you want to know, thank you for your service as well!
     
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    Welcome to the forums. Gary, if we had Uncle Sam's full name it's possible to get some information on him.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Patron  

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    I echo Buten. His full name will help to begin our search. Any other information, even if you think it is irrelevant, might be useful.
    BTW, welcome to the forum. Enjoy your time here. We have some really smart people here who are only too willing to put their time in.
     
  9. garyrnorth

    garyrnorth New Member

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    Thanks for your comments
    My Uncle's Name is
    Samuel Charles Follmer (not farmer)
    R.R.1 Westerville Ohio
    DOB 19 JUN 1915 deceased 19 Sept 1982
    US Army All I know is that he served in Europe.
    I do know he served alongside one of the owners
    of the Egan Ryan funeral home in Columbus Ohio
    who thought quite highly of my Uncle Sam.
    He was my Uncle but he never had children and had no use for them!
    I just heard he had a really hard time in europe but he came home fully intact physically.
    Any help at all would be appreciated.
    regards gary
     
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    KJ Jr Well-Known Member Patron  

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    welcome to the forum
     
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    Welcome to the forum, thanks for your service. I hope you can get information that you are seeking.
     

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