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  • The painstaking effort to recover millions of burned military service records

    08/06/2013 12:08:33 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 29 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | August 5, 2013 | Wyatt Olson
    Forty years ago this summer, firefighters in St. Louis arrived on the scene of what would become an archive catastrophe unparalleled in U.S. history — a disaster that to this day is affecting military veterans and their families. Minutes after an alarm sounded on July 12, 1973, the firefighters reached the National Personnel Records Center, which held millions of official military files spanning the 20th century. They reached the burning sixth floor, but after a couple of hours had to withdraw because of the flames and heat. The inferno burned out of control for 22 hours, and it took two...
  • Sen. Kerry mends relationships with Pickens, Lieberman

    06/15/2010 3:50:09 PM PDT · by 10Ring · 8 replies · 195+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2010 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has worked to thaw once-icy relationships to advance his dream of passing climate change legislation. Perhaps the most important relationship in need of mending was with his partner in the climate change battle, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.). But Lieberman wasn’t the only crucial ally Kerry worked to win over. He also buried an old grudge earlier this year with T. Boone Pickens, the billionaire oil tycoon who funded an attack campaign against Kerry’s presidential bid in 2004.
  • Its official, DD-214's are NOW Online.

    04/27/2006 12:00:15 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 34 replies · 48,167+ views
    The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214s online: http://vetrecs.archives.gov/ This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214 for employment purposes. NPRC is working to make it easier for veterans with computers and Internet access to obtain copies of documents from their military files. Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members may now use a new online military personnel records system to request documents. Other individuals with a need for documents must still complete the Standard Form 180,...
  • VANITY: Veterans, DD214 Question

    06/02/2005 4:23:25 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 7 replies · 590+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 2 JUN 2005 | rdb3
    Veterans, I have a question. An associate of mine cannot locate his DD214. I looked at mine to see where another could be retrieved, but didn't see anything about that subject. Do any of you know where this can be accomplished by a phone call? If not, a web address probably would work. He needs to prove his veteran status for a fairly sensitve line of work. Thanx. HOOAH!
  • Observations on the Navy DD-214 posted on Kerry's website (vanity)

    11/02/2004 8:41:24 AM PST · by NavVet · 8 replies · 224+ views
    2 Nov 04 | Navvet
    I went to Kerry's website to look at his naval records today, and noticed something interesting. The only DD-214 provided is the one that discharged Kerry, for the purpose of accepting his commission as an officer. This is not the DD-214 that Kerry would have received upon his discharge after returning from Vietnam.
  • Regarding questions surrounding Kerry's discharge...

    10/30/2004 10:47:26 PM PDT · by mumzie · 32 replies · 1,120+ views
    Had a thought tonight. Kerry is a Life Member of VVA (Vietnam Veterans of America). VVA fell out of VVAW. When folks join VVA, they are required to furnish their DD-214. I wonder if there is a copy of that lovely form anywhere on record in the VVA offices???? Anyone know???
  • Regarding the questions surrounding Kerry's Discharge - we had a thought tonight...

    10/30/2004 10:46:08 PM PDT · by mumzie · 13 replies · 661+ views
    Had a thought tonight. Kerry is a Life Member of VVA (Vietnam Veterans of America). VVA fell out of VVAW. When folks join VVA, they are required to furnish their DD-214. I wonder if there is a copy of that lovely form anywhere on record in the VVA offices???? Anyone know???
  • Question about Kerry's DD214

    10/16/2004 9:12:01 PM PDT · by Stopislamnow · 35 replies · 1,919+ views
    Kerry Campaign ^ | unk | usnavy
    Some sharp cookie at Ted Nugent's site brought this up. Why does J Effin Kerry's 214 indicate he was discharged as an Ensign, wasn't he a LTJG? Someone? Anyone?
  • Law Cited on Kerry's 1978 Discharge [And Analysis]

    10/13/2004 7:22:59 PM PDT · by DoorGunner · 3 replies · 882+ views
    United States Code ^ | October 13, 2004 | Self
     [This is the 10 USC 1163 and 1162, cited on Kerry's "Discharge." It is no longer in force, and probably slightly different, in wording, in 1978.] -CITE- 10 USC Sec. 1163-EXPCITE- TITLE 10 Subtitle A PART II CHAPTER 59 -HEAD- Sec. 1163. Reserve components: members; limitations on separation -STATUTE- (a) An officer of a reserve component who has at least three years of service as a commissioned officer may not be separated from that component without his consent except under an approved recommendation of a board of officers convened by an authority designated by the Secretary concerned, or by the approved...
  • J KERRY'S DISCHARGE

    09/23/2004 2:54:02 PM PDT · by NATT · 15 replies · 1,579+ views
    EMAIL UNKOWN SOURCE ^ | NOT PUBLISHED | UNKOWN
    I RECIEVED AN EMAIL THAT SUGESTED KERRY'S ORIGINAL DISCHARGE MAY BE LESS THAN HONORABLE , AND WAS ALTERED DURING THE CLINTON YEARS. IS THERE ANY POSSIBILITY THAT THIS IS TRUE. THAT HE DID NOT FULFILL THE REQUIRED ACTIVITIES . CAN THIS BE CONFIMED THROUGH THE FREEDOM OF IMFORMATION LAWS .
  • 'V' for valor or Kerry's version?

    08/28/2004 10:22:54 PM PDT · by MJY1288 · 16 replies · 584+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/28/04 | Editorial
    Of the many charges against John Kerry's Vietnam record made by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the Kerry campaign has managed to keep Mr. Kerry's Silver Star story above water. Chicago Tribune editor William B. Rood came out last week as an eyewitness to the events of Feb. 28, 1969, bolstering Mr. Kerry's version of events, as have official Naval records. Though Mr. Kerry has had to backtrack on at least two of his accounts -- the "Christmas in Cambodia" story and whether he really deserved his first Purple Heart -- the day when Mr. Kerry beached his swift...
  • Kerry - Discharged "Under Other Than Honorable Conditions?"

    08/21/2004 5:54:00 PM PDT · by Tacis · 17 replies · 2,410+ views
    8/21/04 | Tacis
    The truely troubling failure/refusal of Kerry to release, without exception, his military records after he's made such a big deal about his weeks in Nam, has to permit folks to guess what is in them that he is hiding.First, it is important, because Kerry has emphasized these weeks as being the basis for his qualification to lead the nation (nothing else in his record since does). The focus has been on his falsification of events in 1968 and 1969. He never expected this and, as an arrogant elitist, didn't take early steps to defend against it.What Kerry has been worried...