Records of the Army Staff, 1903 - 2009. Official Military Personnel Files, 1912 - 1998

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Records of the Army Staff, 1903 - 2009. Official Military Personnel Files, 1912 - 1998

1912-1998

475,898 linear feet, 9 linear inches

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SNAC Resource ID: 11629449

National Archives at St. Louis

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