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Request Copies of Military Personnel Records
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) ^ | UNKNOWN

Posted on 09/11/2003 9:24:40 PM PDT by SandRat

Welcome to our online military personnel records request system.

Use our system to create a customized order form to request information from your, or your relative's, military personnel records. You may use this system if you are:

A military veteran, or Next of kin of a deceased, former member of the military The next of kin can be any of the following: surviving spouse that has not remarried, father, mother, son, daughter, sister, or brother.

All that is needed is to click the link and follow the instructions.

(Excerpt) Read more at archives.gov ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: military; personnelrecords
Thought this might be of help to some of you.
1 posted on 09/11/2003 9:24:40 PM PDT by SandRat
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To: SandRat; Squantos; Travis McGee
thanks......

Is there a military ping list that you all know about?
2 posted on 09/11/2003 9:27:36 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport; HiJinx
VetsCOP forum should have lots. Calling HiJinx, calling Hijinx, you got a ping list for this?
3 posted on 09/11/2003 9:33:44 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat
Thank you.
4 posted on 09/11/2003 9:36:21 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Why not go out on a limb, isn't that where the fruit is?)
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To: SandRat; Neil E. Wright
I'll post a link on the Canteen and the Foxhole, both have a lot of traffic from vets.

Maybe we can get the VetsCor board to make a note of it during their board meeting...
5 posted on 09/11/2003 9:37:29 PM PDT by HiJinx (They’re all turban and no jihad.)
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To: SandRat; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; SAMWolf; MeeknMing
Ping, you guys.
6 posted on 09/11/2003 9:49:15 PM PDT by HiJinx (They’re all turban and no jihad.)
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To: SandRat
thanks
My father was in ww1.
He died in 1962.
I hope I can get his records.
7 posted on 09/11/2003 9:49:28 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (CCCP = clinton, chiraq, chretien, and putin = stalin wannabes (moore is goebbels))
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To: SandRat; HiJinx; Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; LindaSOG; LaDivaLoca; bentfeather; Bethbg79; ...
Important Info PING for Vets

Thanks SandRat

Thanks for the ping HiJinx
8 posted on 09/11/2003 9:55:14 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (THANK YOU TROOPS, PAST AND PRESENT)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Bump!
9 posted on 09/11/2003 9:58:32 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: SandRat; HiJinx
Thanks for the link Sandrat.

Thanks for the ping HiJinx.
10 posted on 09/11/2003 9:59:18 PM PDT by SAMWolf (US Marines - Technical Support for 72VirginsDating.mil (Thanks jriemer))
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To: SAMWolf
My pleasure!
11 posted on 09/11/2003 10:01:12 PM PDT by HiJinx (Geez...I never got invited to tour the Tarawa...!)
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To: SandRat
Bumped and bookmarked. Thank you.
12 posted on 09/11/2003 10:02:16 PM PDT by strela (It is not true that Larry Flynt's biggest financial donor is Dicker and Dicker of Beverly Hills.)
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To: SAMWolf
You are Welcome
13 posted on 09/11/2003 10:04:41 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat
How long does it usually take?
It's been 2 months since I requested mine.
14 posted on 09/11/2003 10:09:48 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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To: SandRat
Is there a source for military records for genealogical purposes? ie: Revolutionary and/or Civil War?

TIA

JustAmy
15 posted on 09/11/2003 10:10:16 PM PDT by JustAmy (God Bless our Military, Past and Present. Thank a Veteran for your FReedoms!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Bump.
16 posted on 09/11/2003 10:11:49 PM PDT by fatima (Jim,Karen,We are so proud of you.Thank you for all you do for our country.4th ID)
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To: SandRat
This is a WONDERFUL service and I thank you for bringing it to my attention. I intend to use to when it's back online to research my late father.
17 posted on 09/11/2003 10:15:53 PM PDT by paulklenk (Freedom isn't free.)
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To: SandRat
I've been trying since December to get my father's service records. I wrote to my Congresswoman in December, and finally received a copy of the letter her staffwrote to the service center - in June. Still nothing. I also went to the website (can't even remember which one now, it's been so long) and requested his records. Also December. Nothing. I suspect that his records were destroyed in the infamous fire. I have his service number and dates of service (WW II), but just haven't gotten very far. He's been deceased now for 12 years, so I can't ask him directly.
18 posted on 09/11/2003 10:16:45 PM PDT by .38sw
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To: JustAmy
At the page that is linked to this posting just scroll to the top of the page and click Welcome on the left hand side. That will take you to the home page and if memory serves me correct when you scroll down there are links to Genealogy.
19 posted on 09/11/2003 10:17:23 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: .38sw
If you are very lucky among your father's papers there should be a DD form 214, Record of Service and Discharge (may not be that exact form number but the title should be similar). That plus what you already know and this link maay just get you what you are looking for.

Also, you might want get in touch with the nearest American Legion Post to you. They may be able to help get you to the right person in the maze of letter openers who actually knows how to help.
20 posted on 09/11/2003 10:25:00 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat
Thanks ....... now maybe I will get back to my genealogy. LOL
21 posted on 09/11/2003 10:26:48 PM PDT by JustAmy (God Bless our Military, Past and Present. Thank a Veteran for your FReedoms!)
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To: paulklenk
Well you got your wish. Just click here and you are to an active Genealogy Research Room.
22 posted on 09/11/2003 10:29:40 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat
I believe I do have a copy of his discharge form. My mother gave me copies of those papers. Thanks. I'll check into the American Legion. I think there is a post in the next town over. I'd just like to find out if there are more details available about his service, such as where he had been.
23 posted on 09/11/2003 10:30:08 PM PDT by .38sw
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To: JustAmy
Try clicking this: "Genealogy."
24 posted on 09/11/2003 10:31:20 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat
Killer ... thanks,.
25 posted on 09/11/2003 10:40:33 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Islam : totalitarian political ideology / meme cloaked under the cover of religion)
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To: .38sw
I just had another thought, go to Army Times and click about us then on the right side of the window click Editorial Contact Information. You should have a number of email addresses that could help you post an advertisment in the Army Times or one of the other services Times for information on your father. You'd have to tell all the important stuff like full name, and the rest of what's on his discharge papers but you should get something back if his service brothers who served with him have not yet made the move to the final duty station.
26 posted on 09/11/2003 10:45:04 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat
Bookmarked.
Thanks.


27 posted on 09/11/2003 11:03:20 PM PDT by ppaul
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To: JustAmy
"Is there a source for military records for genealogical purposes? ie: Revolutionary and/or Civil War?

If your ancestors lived in South Carolina, I might be able to assist you. I have some excellent resources for South Carolina Revolutionary War veterans.

28 posted on 09/12/2003 3:21:15 AM PDT by Godebert
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To: HiJinx
Thanks HiJinx, I see you've ping Neil. I'll post this again on Monday's Foxhole thread.
29 posted on 09/12/2003 3:41:33 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our troops)
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To: philetus
How long does it usually take?
It's been 2 months since I requested mine. **

I waited 6 months for my fathers from WWII but had records from the Revolutionary War & Civil War come back in just weeks. It all depends on how much information was provided along with the request, and how busy they are at the time.
30 posted on 09/12/2003 4:22:23 AM PDT by boxerblues (God Bless the 101st, stay safe, stay armed and watch your backs)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Probably NOT, there was a big FIRE several years ago and many records were destroyed. I tried to get hubby's uncle's records and my Dad's who are both WWII vets, and all I got back was that the fire destroyed those records...sorry.
31 posted on 09/12/2003 5:18:43 AM PDT by GailA (Millington Rally for America after action http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872519/posts)
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To: SandRat
Thank you for another great suggestion!

I know that my dad wasn't in any combat units - he'd had a degenerative disease that caused his spine to fuse - but I'd still like to know as much as possible about what he'd done and where he was. He didn't talk about it, as many veterans do not.
32 posted on 09/12/2003 6:41:57 AM PDT by .38sw
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To: GailA
I tried to get something on my mother who died in 1947,
but the county court house had burned down.
33 posted on 09/12/2003 7:25:40 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (The difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin!)
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To: HiJinx
Thanks for the info ! And on a totally unrelated note ...

Rest in peace, Johnny Cash ...


34 posted on 09/12/2003 7:46:24 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: HiJinx; SandRat
I bookmarked this too ...

35 posted on 09/12/2003 7:47:58 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Vets ~ Bump!
36 posted on 09/12/2003 9:37:14 AM PDT by blackie
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To: Godebert
You have FReepmail.
37 posted on 09/12/2003 12:41:48 PM PDT by Lucy Lake
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To: SandRat
Thanks SandRat!
I signed up for Military.com a few years ago and it seems to be pretty comprehensive on veteran concerns. They have email alerts, free email, and some good job hunting stuff for vets and those planning to become vets. http://www.military.com


38 posted on 09/13/2003 8:33:08 AM PDT by Coastie (TidewaterVA,waiting for Isabel)
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To: Coastie
Thanks Coastie I'll pass along to all the vets here about military.com.

Love your tag line. Keep your NEO Non-Combatant Evacuation Order) Kit handy and make sure it’s stocked.
39 posted on 09/13/2003 12:31:03 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat
Keep your NEO Non-Combatant Evacuation Order) Kit handy and make sure it’s stocked

From what I've observed down here, the 'kit" contains Budweiser and gas for the generator.

Keep the Faith

pfb

40 posted on 09/13/2003 4:52:36 PM PDT by Coastie (TidewaterVA,waiting for Isabel)
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To: SandRat
You can find copies of many of Bush's records here:

http://www.etherzone.com/forum/index.php?board=5;action=display;threadid=8202

41 posted on 02/10/2004 11:04:06 AM PST by TankerKC (My life is a Country Song.)
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