1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 13, 2019 1:17 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Looking for family of Private Harry G Retort, ASN 13085672

    roberto depaz Newbie

      Looking for family of Private Harry G. Retort, ASN 13085672. I found a purple heart certificate and medal for this GI who died August 19, 1944. I'm trying to see if I can locate family to return this medal

        • Re: Looking for family of Private Harry G Retort, ASN 13085672
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Depaz,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

          The information you seek may be contained in his burial case file (later called the Individual Deceased Personnel File or IDPF). For 1940-1976, the National Archives at St. Louis currently holds the Army Individual Deceased Personnel Files for men with surnames A-L. They have not yet received the records of veterans with surnames M-Z. In order to request those records please write to the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Casualty & Memorial Affairs Operations Division, ATTN: AHRC-PDC, 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Department 450, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5405.

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

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