2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 12, 2021 11:58 AM by Leo Belleville

    Seeking information about grandfather's Navy Service

    Jarrod Paseka Newbie

      I am trying to find information on my grand fathers World War Two navy patches

        • Re: Seeking information about grandfather's Navy Service
          Carey Stumm Adventurer

          Thank you for posting your question on History Hub!


          Without any details about the badges, we would suggest doing some online searches of navy patches, badges and insignia to see if you can find a match. There are quite a few resources online that have comprehensive lists that include images. Feel free to post more details about the patches here if you want help identifying them.


          If you’re trying to find more information about his service you may want to request his Official Military Personnel Files from the National Personnel Records Center. Note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NPRC has been closed and only completing emergency requests. As of March 8, 2021, the NPRC entered into a phased expansion of our onsite workforce. They are continuing to increase their on-site staffing and are servicing requests associated with medical treatments, burials, and homeless veterans seeking admittance to a homeless shelter. For that reason you want to refrain from submitting non-emergency requests until they return to pre-COVID staffing levels. You can check archives.gov/veterans for updates to the NPRC operating hours and status. We apologize for any inconvenience.


          We hope this information helps you get started with your research. Best of luck!

          • Re: Seeking information about grandfather's Navy Service
            Leo Belleville Wayfarer


            Thank you for contacting History Hub with your question!


            The United States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command has a web presence specifically related to  US Navy patches which you can view at https://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/artifacts/uniforms-and-personal-equipment/pins--badges--and-insignia/patches.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 Textual Reference (RDT2). We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

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


            Leo L. Belleville III