2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 8, 2021 12:35 PM by LaToya Chavis

    PHOTOS OF MY DAD IN THE MILITARY

    Cameo Lambright-Cash Newbie

      My dad, Marcus Lowe Lambright was in the Army National Guard and the Army from 1970-1976.

       

      I would like to know of any and all photos of him that I would like to have because I found him deceased at his home on February 03,2021.

       

      He actually passed away on February 02, 2021 as two different coroners had told me.

       

      Please reply back as soon as possible.

       

      Thank you,

       

      Cameo Lambright-Cash

        • Re: PHOTOS OF MY DAD IN THE MILITARY
          Alicia Gabriel Adventurer

          Dear Cameo,

           

          Thank you for posting your request to History Hub!

           

          Photographs of various U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps activities dating from 1940 to 2007 are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Still Picture (RDSS). Please contact RDSS via email at stillpix@nara.gov and their web site is https://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/photographs-dc.html.

           

          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from National Archives at College Park - Still Picture (RDSS). We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

          The "official" photograph of an individual is not considered to be permanent federal records by the respective military services and is not retained in a separate collection by the service. If the photograph you are seeking still exists, it will most likely be found in the individual's Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). However, there is no guarantee the photograph will be present.

           

          We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs for those who  separated from the U.S. Armed Forces after 1958 and before October 2002 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. In many cases where Army and Air Force 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. Navy and Marine Corps OMPFs were not affected by the fire. 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. You also may fax the form to 314-801-9195 OR view the record by visiting the NPRC Archival Research Room in St. Louis, MO. 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.

           

          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

          We hope this is helpful.

           

          Alicia Gabriel

          • Re: PHOTOS OF MY DAD IN THE MILITARY
            LaToya Chavis Newbie

            Good afternoon Mrs. Lambright-Cash,

             

            In order for you to request your father's records, you will have to submit your request through eVetRecs.  That is where you will enter all the information you have concerning your father to request his records.

             

            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

             

            We hope this is helpful.

             

            LaToy Chavis