Seeking any records on Tillman Skates

I am looking for anything on my Father, Tillman Monroe Skates.  Former Seabee CWO4 retired around 1961.  He was on Midway, Okinawa, Point Hueneme, Cube Point, Laos, and Cambodia plus elsewhere in the Navy.  He then went to Wake Island as the Assistant Station Manager for FMC / Con Am / Automated industries. From there he headed to the South Pacific, Naru and etc.  He finally ended up in Oman for Consolidated Construction, however traveled all over that are for various "Projects" and at one time was tied into the US Embassy in Oman

  • Dear Mr. Skates,

    Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

    We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and medical records of enlisted men and officers of the U.S. Navy who were separated from the service after 1959 and before January 31, 1994 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. 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.

    You may wish to contact FMC, Con Am, Automated Industries, and Consolidated Construction to inquire about any personnel records that they may have retained.

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

  • Hi Ron, has quite a bit of information on Tillman Monroe Skates. Ancestry is a subscription service as you probably know.  You already have quite a bit of information on your Dad. Could you be a little more specific on what you’re looking for?