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Started by cmjordan77 , Mar 04 2009 02:26 PM

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#1 cmjordan77

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 02:26 PM

Hi,
I have a military record here and I am trying to make heads or tails of what does it mean.

Can someone decipher this?

THis is one of the free records on the US GOV database for Soldiers who enlisted from 1938 - 1946 I think.


Enlisted Man, Philippine Scout or recall to AD of an enlisted man who had been transferred to the ERC

If someone can please help it would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thank you!

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 11:17 PM

Enlisted Man, Philippine Scout or recall to AD of an enlisted man who had been transferred to the ERC

"SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL" is one of the data fields found in NARA's electronic data base of Army Enlistment Records covering the period ca. 1938 - 1946. It indicates the original source of soldier to whom the enlistment (or reenlistment) record pertains. In the example you cited, the soldier was either (1) a Philippine Scout enlisted man who was reenlisting or (2) an Enlisted Reserve Corps enlisted man who was being recalled to active duty.

Here is the complete list of the one-character codes and full titles recorded in this data field:

0 Civil Life
6 Enlisted Man, Philippine Scout or recall to AD of an enlisted man who had been transferred to the ERC
2 Enlisted Man, Regular Army, after 3 months of Discharge
1 Enlisted Man, Regular Army, within 3 months of Discharge or former WAAC Auxiliary
5 Enlisted Reserve or Medical Administrative Corps (MAC) Officer
7 National Guard
4 National Guard in Federal Service, after 3 months of Discharge
3 National Guard in Federal Service, within 3 months of Discharge
9 Returned to Military Control, Apprehended
8 Returned to Military Control, Surrendered
& Selective Service after 3 months of Discharge
- Selective Service within 3 months of Discharge

(Source: NARA)


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