Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Treasure Chest Tuesday -- Lyle L. Carringer 1917 Enlistment in U.S. Marines

Today's Treasure Chest document is the May 1917 U.S. Marines muster roll entry for Lyle L. Carringer in San Diego, California:

The entry for Lyle L. Carringer is on the second page of the image:

The transcription of the record is:

"[No.] 8   Carringer, Lyle L.  [Enlisted] 7 May [19]17   [Remarks]  7, J[oine]d by enrollment at this post."

The source citation for this muster roll is:

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958," indexed database and digital image, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 January 2010), T977 > US Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1893-1958 > Roll 0122, Sheet No. 3 (image 433 of 634), Lyle L. Carringer entry; original data in U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1893-1958. Microfilm Publication T977, 460 rolls. ARC ID: 922159. Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, Record Group 127; National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Lyle L. Carringer enlisted in the United States Marines on 7 May 1917 at the Marine Barracks in San Diego, California as a Private in MCRs Class 4.  There are 24 muster cards like this one from May 1917 to December 1921 with some cards missing.  He served throughout his enlistment in San Diego.

He was very proud to have served his country.  Here he is in his Marine uniform:

Lyle L. Carringer (1891-1976) is my maternal grandfather, who married Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977) on 19 June 1918 in San Diego.  


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