Private James Elwood Gibbs was drafted into the Korean War 2/8/1951. Need Division/Company Info

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My grandfather Rev. James Elwood Gibbs, Sr. was a private in the U.S. Army. He was drafted in the Korean War February 8, 1951. I don’t have his military info such as his service #/dog tag info. He was wounded by grenade shrapnel and was a machine gunner. Returned per newspaper article February 9, 1953. I need help and resource info on how to find out what his military company division was and how to find his military medal info. Thank you
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Contact the National Personnel Records Center. You may be able to get his service record, and you may also be able to get a set of his medals issued to you. I was able to do this for my father several years ago.

There was a major fire there many years ago that may complicate things, but it may still be possible.

Wikipedia has a good article that should help 


by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (684k points)
selected by Andrew Simpier
I’ve added a bit more info still struggling with his military history
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Only thing i can find   PFC Us Army.

Amazing too me there are many James Elwood Gibbs.

Suggest you contact USA Army directly.
by Wayne Morgan G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
I was able to get a bit more info but still having hard time finding more about his military record. I know he received some medals but not sure which type etc

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