Re: Fred W Zeisler
Posted by Ron Carlson on January 12, 2012, 10:31 am, in reply to "Re: Fred W Zeisler"
Further information for you.
You should be able to obtain your grandfather's complete military service record, which would detail which ships he was aboard or other assignments, ranks/ratings held, applicable dates, training, injuries or illnesses, etc., through the U.S. National Archives. See this page on the Armed Guard website for detailed information about how to proceed: http://www.armed-guard.com/searchmil.html. In particular see section II.A.1. - Records of Individuals - U.S. Military. You will have to contact the National Personnel Records Center, a records facility operated by the National Archives in St. Louis, MO. Provide as much identifying information as you have. Since you are not next-of-kin to your grandfather (next of kin = parent, spouse, sibling, child), it may be useful for your mother/father, or an aunt/uncle, whomever was a child of your grandfather, if any are still living, to make the request for your grandfather's service record. Next-of-kin can obtain the complete service record of a veteran, while only partial records are available to persons not next-of-kin.
There may be a charge for research time, photocopying and mailing, but the Records Center staff will provide an estimate on the cost before beginning work.
Ron Carlson, Webmaster