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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