This is the best
example of a soldier in WWII and his records
from the day they entered into Active Duty
to the day they were separated from the
The first page is the
53-55, the condensed version of the
Soldier’s Qualification Card (Pages 2 & 3)
which is more detailed than the 53-55. The
Soldier’s Qualification Card is a condensed
version of the soldier’s Service Records.
The Service Records
which starts on page 4 (as mentioned above)
has all of a soldier’s records.
(The Army’s 53-55 was
the forerunner of today’s DD-214)