Family tradition has it that my maternal grandfather, John H. Ufkes (1917-2003), served in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Traditions can often be wrong, so it’s possible that there are no such records. I’ve made a request for the records and will have an update when the records have arrived or I have been told there were no records.
The National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis has the records and will search them via mail and send copies for a fee. I’ve made a request through a professional researcher to hopefully expedite the process. Fortunately Granddad’s name isn’t too common, so the fact that I don’t have some of the details they need may not be a problem. If the name was Smith, I might need to have more specifics.
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