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Friday, July 25, 2008
REQUEST PERTAINING TO MILITARY RECORDS
National Personnel Records Center Military Personnel Records 9700 Page Avenue St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
NAME USED DURING SERVICE: Tom M Rouse SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: 437-07-0860 DATE OF BIRTH:11 August 1913 PLACE OF BIRTH:Louisiana BRANCH OF SERVICE:Army, Infantry TERM OF ENLISTMENT:Enlistment for the Panama Canal Department MARITAL STATUS:Single, without dependents PLACE ENLISTED: Jackson, Mississippi DATE ENTERED:August 21, 1940 DATE RELEASED: ENLISTED:X SERVICE NUMBER:14010965 DECEASED:Yes DATE OF DEATH:31 July 1993 WAS THIS PERSON RETIRED FROM MILITARY SERVICE:No REPORT OF SEPARATION:Please send both an Undeleted and a Deleted Report of Separation OTHER INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS:Any and all reports, documents, letters, medals, ribbons, copies of medals, copies of ribbons, certificates.