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To have us be able to index WW1 discharge/service cards (724-1 example) for all of the soldiers, not just a certain state.

To have an index for all WW1 service/discharge cards, that would show the basic info as one would expect, but that would also show the infantry etc that they served in, when/where and what form of discharge, etc.
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    The films were produced by and come from the NARA, which is the custodian for the records.

    Indexing projects are set up by FamilySearch, and are usually (from my experience) tied to the way the film (to be indexed) is arranged.

    From experience, we know that the U.S. Census Enumerations (also held by the NARA) are arranged by state. It is entirely probable that the WW1 service cards are arranged the same way.

    There is a good article (Finding Your World War I Veteran at The National Archives at St. Louis) as a downloadable PDF file at https://www.archives.gov/files/st-lou...
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  • yeah...thanks for the info for sure, just have already run the gamut with that all already..spoken with NARA, went on their site's history hub where someone was able to give me some info...but after all that, .am simply looking for a discharge/service card for a WW1 veteran who was part of the AEF in 1918, and returned home by year's end. Know what infantry and company and all he was a part of, have been able to find his birth certificate, death certificate, census records, etc. even a couple of the manifests of 2 boats he was to have traveled on, (minus one i cannot seem to find).. am only missing 3 things, and I would be beyond at peace...his service card/discharge card, where his final resting place was, (have already spoken with his hometown town hall, the town/town hall he lived in when he passed and moved to upon leaving the army with no luck or confirm of any of their cemeteries bearing his name), and even more of a remote find.. a photo of him. Had found a shaving mirror of his complete with the case that it came in that the army issued to the soldiers then at of all things a flea market, and this soldier had enough forethought to write down his name, infantry, rank, dates he was wounded, what boat he came to europe on, and the date of when the war ended. He has almost become a friend at this point,what with all the research I have done and all the people I have spoken to who have tried to help in every way they can to complete a bit more of the puzzle...He died tragically only so many
    years after returning from the war, never even saw 50..

    we lost so many soldiers that never had a chance to live, let alone to have some form of legacy of their life live on, that their existence had meaning, and that they would not be one of the tragic forgotten. Am doing all I can for him to make sure that that does not happen for him, to him, or for his sacrifice for this country...

    thanks for trying to help....truly...
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