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    Why is this Navy Pilot, Jack Miller, not in VA records?

    Grant W. Miller Wayfarer

      Why is this Navy Pilot, Jack Miller, not in VA records? Does he have an Official Military Personnel File (OMPF)?

        • Re: Why is this Navy Pilot, Jack Miller, not in VA records?
          Grant W. Miller Wayfarer

          His dob was 26 SEPT 1925 in Knoxville, TN. He served in the same battalion as the former President Bush according to family gossip. When trainer asked him to do a "tighter" snap roll the cowling came off the plane and they landed in Ponca City, OK.  :-).     His brother was in the Army.   Both of them enlisted at San Diego.  Both were Honorably discharged.


          My dad was a Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota and did some "classified" work for the Army regarding nerve gas ANTIDOTES.  Perhaps he's been redacted?

          • Re: Why is this Navy Pilot, Jack Miller, not in VA records?
            Jason Atkinson Guide

            Dear Mr. Miller,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF). OMPFs are not in the custody of the Department of Veteran Affairs. OMPFs and individual medical reports of officers of the U.S. Navy who were separated from service after 1902 and  and before 1995 are located at NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002.  To request these records, please mail a completed GSA Standard Form 180 to NPRC. Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions.


            Military personnel records are completely opened to the public 62 years after the veteran leaves the military. If less than 62 years have passed since the veteran’s discharge date (to include any reserve time), 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 and Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Holdings.


            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NPRC will continue servicing requests ONLY associated with medical treatments, burials, homeless veterans seeking admittance to a homeless shelter, and those involving the VA Home Loan program. If your request is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines. Please refrain from submitting non-emergency requests such as replacement medals, administrative corrections, or records research until NPRC returns to pre-COVID staffing levels.  Please check archives.gov/veterans for updates to the NPRC operating hours and status. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


            For questions regarding records in VA custody, please contact the Department of Veteran Affairs. If he did not request assistance from the VA, they would not have a file for him.


            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


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