3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 2, 2021 10:31 AM by Alex Champion

    My military records

    John Donovan Newbie

      I am new here and joined primarily to see if I can get copies of all of my military records including service, medical, assignments, Berlin actions in August, 1961 and anything else about me while I was in the military while I served in the US Army from July 8, 1960 to June 24, 1963 when I was honorably discharged. Please tell me where to ask for them.

       

      Thank you very much.

      John D.

        • Re: My military records
          Rachael Salyer Ranger

          Dear Mr. Donovan,

           

          Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs) and individual medical reports for those who served in the U.S. Army after 1958 and before October 16, 1992 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. 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 information is helpful!

           

          • Re: My military records
            John Donovan Newbie

            I finally got my Army Service Treatment Records, thank you. Now I'm hoping you can help me get my complete US Army military service records showing where I was stationed, when I was sent to another station and all information about my service.

             

            I need these records to show my duty and why I an in need of the VA Healthcare. I am 79 years old as of today. If you can find these records it would be a big help to me and my ongoing care.

              • Re: My military records
                Alex Champion Scout

                Hello John, and thank you for following up!

                 

                If you received your full Official Military Personnel File (OMPF), it should include information about where you were stationed. As described above, it’s possible your OMPF was lost in the 1973 fire.

                 

                Another tack would be to request morning reports for your unit. Morning reports for Army units dated 1960 - September 1974 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. 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. 

                 

                The semi-annual rosters (i.e., April and October) for 1960-74 for Army units are attached to the morning reports of the respective units. All rosters for the period are not available and usually list only enlisted personnel. Paper copies may be obtained from microfilm by writing to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002.  Research and reproduction fees are charged for this service.  Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 to request this information.

                 

                Another possibility is to check for available unit records. For more information about these, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov.

                 

                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 RDT2. Also, NPRC will continue servicing requests ONLY associated with medical treatments, burials, homeless veterans seeking admittance to a homeless shelter, and those involving the VA Home Loan program. 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.

                  

                Thank you again for following up.