NARA: Korean War-era Command Reports

I mentioned the fire National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri (Wikipedia | NARA) in a recent post, eVetRecs — Requesting a DD 214 Online.

Today, in NARAtions, the National Archives blog, an article appeared about alternative records for Korean War era veterans. The entry, Family Tree Friday: Korean War-era Command Reports, describes “Record Group 407, Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1917-, particularly … ‘Army-AG Command Reports, 1949-1954’ (ARC ID 596354)” as providing opportunities for genealogical research. The piece describes this collection within RG 407 like this:

the Command Reports include historical reports, operations journals, staff studies, and other documents produced by Army commands, staffs, and units during the Korean War era. Of even more use, within this series there are more than 25,00A0 file unit items ….

The entry for the main series (ARC ID 596354) in ARC — the Archival Research Catalog — contains file unit descriptions. There is also a unit-searchable database and an “Index to Command Reports, 1949-1954” (ARC ID 596349).

In my case, I will want to look up my uncle Walter “Walt” Calvin Jones (1929-1959), who served as a Private First Class in the US Army in the Korean War, and came back to serve in the Honor Guard at the White House.

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