Looking to find my military photo

Edward Grant enlisted October 10 1978 at fort dix new jersey company Alfa 1-5

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    The Still Picture Branch does not have portraits/headshots or group photos taken during training. According to the Military, graduates’ formal photos, both individual and group, were taken by private local commercial photographers and offered for sale at the time taken. Unfortunately those items never became part of official military records nor were they retained by the commercial photographers responsible for shooting the photos. The Still Picture Branch has many candid photos of U.S. Military personnel but in most of them, there is no identification of the people shown. Please note that, unfortunately, the Still Picture Branch does not house any military yearbooks. 

    The records most related to your request are: 111-PX: Index to Personalities in the U.S. Army Signal Corps Photographic Files , which is a name index organized by last name for candid photographs within our holdings. We conducted a search for Edward Grant, however, we unfortunately were unable to locate any images.

    If you have not done so already, you can request your Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). It is possible that a photograph could be attached to the OMPF. For more information about how to request personnel records from the National Archives' National Personnel Record Center (NPRC), please visit our website here: https://www.archives.gov/veterans.

    We invite you to continue the conversation with community members on History Hub, but should you have follow up questions for the staff at Archives II, please email us at stillpix@nara.gov so that we can assist you further.

    We hope this assists you with your research!


    Still Picture Branch

    Special Media Division (RRS)