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Each was mechanically stamped with your name, rank, service number, blood type and religion, if desired. An emergency notification name and address were initially included on these, but they were removed by the end of the war. They also included a "T" for those who had a tetanus vaccination, but by the 1950s that, too, was eliminated.

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By 1969, the Army began to transition from serial numbers to Social Security numbers. That lasted about 45 years until 2015, when the Army began removing Social Security numbers from the tags and replacing them with each soldier's Defense Department identification number. The move safeguarded soldiers' personally identifiable information and helped protect against identity theft.

In April 1917, the United States entered World War I. Nearly 750,000 Missouri men registered for the draft. Over 156,000 served in all branches of the armed forces and more than 10,000 were wounded or killed in action. Missouri contributed military personnel to all branches of service during the war.

The Army/Marine service cards contain personal information such as name, serial number, race, residence, place of birth, and age or date of birth. The cards also include organizations served in (with dates of assignments and transfers), grades (with date of appointment), engagements, wounds or other injuries received in action, service overseas, discharge notations, and general remarks. Navy cards contain similar personal information, including name, service number, date and place of enlistment, age, home address, service dates and places, rate (rank), and remarks. In addition, a transcript code is available to assist in deciphering information from Navy service cards.

The collection of Missouri's World War I military service cards was maintained by the Missouri Adjutant General. The Adjutant General's office is part of Missouri's Department of Public Safety and is a civil office in support of the Missouri National Guard. The adjutant general keeps all records pertaining to the service of Missouri citizens in the military forces of the state and the troops furnished by Missouri to the federal government.

In 1995, Archives staff proposed to create a database of information from the World War I military service cards. Such a database would offer enhanced access to the military records to interested family historians and scholars. That database was completed in 2002 and placed online at the Secretary of State's website.

Veterans' military service records and medical records are not online. However, veterans and next-of-kin can order copies of these records. How to request military service records

MELZER, 24, of Louisville, Kentucky, pled guilty to (1) attempting to murder U.S. military service members, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1114, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; (2) attempting to provide and providing material support to terrorists, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2339A, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison; and (3) illegally transmitting national defense information believing that it could be used to the injury of the United States, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 793(d), which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. MELZER is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Woods on January 6, 2023, at 10 a.m.

California Department of Veteran Affairs: Veteran Registry Search - Find the names of Californians in military service from the California Veterans Memorial in Sacramento. -Registry.aspx

Kansas Memory: Soldier Search - Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records.

Mississippi World War I Statement of Service Cards and Indices - These records from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, digitized by FamilySearch, document the World War I-era military service of thousands of Mississippians. Included are indices listing Mississippi veterans along with statement of service cards providing details about their service. _archives/wwicards

Missouri Digital Heritage: Soldiers' Records: War of 1812 - World War I - The Missouri State Archives holds nearly 1 million pages that document the service of Missourians in domestic and foreign wars between 1812 and World War I. These military records primarily consist of individual service cards, but the extensive collection also includes muster rolls, special orders, reports, and more.

New Jersey Department of State: World War I Deaths - More than 3,400 New Jersey men were killed in action or otherwise died while in United States service during World War I, 1917-1918. This database includes 3,427 name entries, linked to an information card or photograph, or frequently both.

Rhode Island Department of State: WWI Records - This collection of records from the Rhode Island Department of State includes WWI service cards, statements of military service, records on Army nurses, and more. _a197818a-b752-4937-b9c3-b8760dcaef5e/

Library of Virginia - The Library of Virginia provides access to multiple collections, including a project indexing the Virginians who have died in military service and the World War I History Commission Questionnaires Database. _collections.asp#_guides-MilitaryService

Gold Star Roll, 1918-1921Mainly four-page forms compiled by the Public Safety Commission cooperating with the War Records Commission, giving biographical information and military service records for men and women who died in the war. Clippings, photographs, and sometimes letters accompany many of the forms.MNHS call number: Index and digital copies available in Minnesota People Records Search

Military Discharge RecordsSeveral county recorders created transcripts or extracts from official discharge records filed by county residents returning from military service. Most of the records cover service during World War I, but some records document service in World War II and Korea. The MNHS has military discharge records from the following counties:Faribault CountyItasca CountyWashington County

Military Service Record Cards, [ca. 1860]-[ca. 1945].Service record cards for persons who entered federal military service via the Minnesota National Guard and its predecessor, the Minnesota State Militia. They include army, navy, marines, foreign service, naval militia, surgeons and nurses, home and state guards, and cemetery burials. They cover the period from the Civil War through World War II.MNHS call number: Digital Finding Aid

World War I Military Service Record Questionnaires, 1918-1920Four-page questionnaires, filled out by Minnesota veterans of World War I with biographical data and details of their military service. They occasionally are accompanied by photographs, war letters, or other related material. They are supplemented by similar records for nurses and for Hennepin County personnel of service organizations.MNHS call number: Digital Finding Aid

On December 17, 1935, the Board approved the 9-digit option (McKinley and Frase 1970, 323). The Board planned to use the year one attained age 65 as part of the SSN, thinking that once an individual attained age 65, the SSN would be reassigned to someone else. But at a meeting on January 23, 1936, the unemployment compensation delegates objected to the use of digits to signify age because they thought a number of workers would falsify their age. As a result, a new scheme adopted by the Board on February 14 consisted of a 3-digit area code, a 2-digit month of birth, and a 4-digit serial number.

From the beginning, the process of assigning SSNs included quality checks. SSA employees had to account for every number and explain any missing serial numbers fully. Also, the SS-5s and the OA-702s were coded separately by different clerks and were later compared as a quality check (Fay and Wasserman 1938, 24).

Also in 2002, SSA began to open offices dedicated entirely to handling Social Security number business. The first Social Security Card Center (SSCC) opened in Brooklyn, NY, in November 2002. Six more SSCCs have since opened: Las Vegas, NV, in April 2005; Jamaica, NY, in July 2006; Downtown and North Phoenix, AZ, in October 2007; Orlando, FL, in March 2008; and Sacramento, CA, in November 2008. Generally, any individuals who live in the service area of a Card Center and need an original or replacement card must visit the Card Center rather than their local field office.

The National Archives has a World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel available through its online catalog. Here, you will view a facsimile of a county-by-county alphabetical list of deceased soldiers, their serial number, rank, and type of death. See also National Archive catalog NAID 305276

Individual Deceased Personnel Files (IDPFs) were created for all soldiers, regardless of branch of the military, when they were declared Missing in Action or Killed in Action. Each file is different based on the circumstances of the soldier's death. These files contain serial numbers, final rank and unit in which a soldier served, date and location of death (sometimes with circumstances of death,) sometimes handwritten letters from family, some service information, reports of interment and disinterment, and final burial information.

Over the last two decades, more school-aged children have died from guns than on-duty police officers and active-duty military combined. Think about that: more kids than on-duty cops killed by guns, more kids than soldiers killed by guns.


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