In the words of the
Poet Archibald MacLeish
"They say, We leave
you our deaths: Give them their meaning."
On July 12, 1973, a disastrous fire
at NPRC (MPR) destroyed approximately 16-18 million Official
Military Personnel Files.
No duplicate copies of the records
that were destroyed in the fire were maintained, nor was a
microfilm copy ever produced. There were no indexes created
prior to the fire. In addition, millions of documents had been
lent to the Department of Veterans Affairs before the fire
occurred. Therefore, a complete listing of the records that
were lost is not available. The National Archives
With this said we are doing our
best to find what we can on these men from Shawano County.
If you have information on your
ancestor and would like to submit for the site please use the
personally want to Thank Curtis Druckrey for his dedication to
researching and writing his books on Company F's Soldiers and
for letting me share his work online. Please be mindful that
these are copy written and for personal use only.
Researched by Cathe Ziereis,
Jean Barkow, Editor Jim Glasheen,
Michelle Chard, Sandy Jones, Anita Perez
along with Curtis Druckrey, Author of "Company F of Shawano County" ©2010