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PeterTimber wrote:You can request his military records from the Archivio di Stato di Caserta which is the provincial capital for Aversa.
Go to www,angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/Davids_form_letters.html for the form letters in Italian to request his REGISTRO DI LEVA (conscription records).
Mail the form letter to ARCHIVIO DI STATO DI CASERTA Sezione Miltare VIA DEI Bersaglieri 9 81100 Caserta, Campania, Italy
Peter, in another thread (this one), you made a very strong case for always requesting the "FOGLIO DI CONGEDO ILLIMITATO":
...when writing for the provincial military records request his discharge records (FOGLIO DI CONGEDO ILLIMITATO) which will all his vitals, education, transfers, campaigns, medals and wounds (if any). This will give you as much information as possible.
Dear Johnny When inquiries concerning military records are made, Inquiries asking about something more than a military record ( such as length of service, campaigns, medals, wounds, date and place of draft etc) then I recommend The Discharge Records (foglio di Congedo Illimitato) but if they merely request a military record or seeking information about the vital statistics of a male relative that the comune cannot provide I recommend the simplest Conscription Record (Registro di Leva) in keeping with inquiries or my perc eption of what they want or need.
There are two other records that can be requested. One is the Draftees Resume of his Serivce Record(Registro dei Foglie Matricolari) containing deatils of military service and such items as promotions. The other is Service Records (Regstro di ruolo) which also contain details of military service. =Peter=