Thursday, June 09, 2005

ACROSS MY DESK: 1.2 Million Military Records

OK, I didn't actually process all 1.5 million files. Just received this notice via MSNBC of interest to genealogists:

National Archives opens window on military history
1.2 million military documents
to be unsealed Saturday

Marta O'Neill shows one of the World War I-era recruitment posters restored at the National Personnel Records Center in Overland, Mo. The National Archives opens 1.2 million military records and documents to the public for the first time on Saturday.

The Associated Press
Updated: 10:47 p.m. ET June 8, 2005
OVERLAND, Mo. - When Elvis Presley entered the Army, a fretful public launched a letter-writing campaign.

“Will you please, please be so sweet and kind as to ask Ike to bring Elvis Presley back to us from the Army? We need him in our entertainment world,” pleaded one 1958 letter from a Sacramento, Calif., couple to then-first lady Mamie Eisenhower.

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