Can you be more specific? There are many believe it or not Robert Lee Cunningham from the eastern seaboard all the way to the Midwest. Could you give us a time period your husband thinks that his father may have served WW1 or WW2?
He served in Maryland in 1973
Just an Example my father served from 1943-1975 was active army during WW2 then commissioned as an officer in the reserves eventually retiring in 1975. Is it possible that he served in WW2 and also served until 1973?
Most Genealogy sites only have information pertaining to individuals up to WW2. If served during the Vietnam era chances are he will not have any type of military information on any genealogy site.
If you say he is from Maryland you might want to try this below. This number is for discharge papers requests.
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Office,
MDVA Service Program may have the DD214 on file. Please call 800-446-4926, ext 6450 to inquire if a copy of discharge papers is on file.
Hope this helps,
I dont know what state he was from or was born in but he served in Maryland in 1975 and his birthday is July 25, 1953 so he couldn't of served in WW2.
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If this is your Robert Cunningham born on Sept 15, 1938 in Scotland then he became a US Citizen when his father (Robert and mother Grace) became citizens. Check out the the link below. It is from familysearch.org. It is a free website, all you need to do is join to see the Naturalization document, click on link below
This is not him because he was born July 25, 1953
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Dear Ms. Davis,
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Has your husband requested this information from his state of birth's Bureau of Vitals Records? Place of birth of both parents is common information to collect, but does not always appear on the birth certificate. If he was born abroad on a military installation, he may contact the U.S. Department of State to obtain a Consular Report of Birth Abroad. This link will take you to the relevant page.
If his father has passed prior to 2007, he should appear on the National Archives Access to Archival Databases, Numerical Identification File (NUMIDENT), 1936 - 2007. Begin your search here by entering the name in the search bar. You should get three results, you will have to search through all three. It is helpful to organize these by year of birth so you don't spend time going through men born in the 1800s.
To seek his military service information, please begin by requesting a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs for those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces after 1958 and prior to 1999 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. In many cases where Army and Air Force personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. Navy and Marine Corps OMPFs were not affected by the fire. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. Since he has a common name, we really would need date of birth, his social security number, or service number. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. Certain information in the records is not available to the general public without the written consent of the veteran or his next of kin. For more information see Request Military Service Records.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NPRC was closed from March 23 through June 23, 2020. As of June 24th, the NPRC entered into Phase One of a gradual reopening process. The center is currently only servicing emergency requests and will soon expand its service to include time-sensitive requests from veterans for records needed to secure VA home loan guarantees and employment opportunities.
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