2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 16, 2021 6:34 AM by Sue Messina

    Seeking military records of Thomas Hoban


      I am seeking military records of Thomas Joseph Hoban from Pennsylvania. For genealogy purposes. I am trying to find if there are any records for 3 generations of that family name. I generation of that family is my dad. I know he was in the air force 1948-1952. Not sure if the other 2 did any time in the service but would be nice to know.

        • Re: Seeking military records of Thomas Hoban

          Dear Ms. Messina,


          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 individual medical reports for those who served in the U.S. Air Force who were separated from the service after 1946 and before 1959 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. In many cases where 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. 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. Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NPRC is closed except for emergencies. Currently, NPRC will continue servicing requests ONLY associated with medical treatments, burials, and homeless veterans seeking admittance to a homeless shelter. 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 any inconvenience.


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

            • Re: Seeking military records of Thomas Hoban

              I'm not seeking to get paper copies just some kind of something I can put in his folder on my tree for Ancestry.com. I know that that kind of material is sensitive so I'll be careful what I put in. I've asked my dad over the years if he had a copy of his DD214s and he always says I DON'T KNOW. He will be 92 in July so his memory isn't much better these days. I'm working on 4 different families in my tree and I havent run into anyone yet who was in the military in any of the families. So I thought it would be nice to show that he was in the service. Thanks for the information and I'll be sure to check it out.