Can you please provide me with some additional information on the individual above such as DOB, place of birth would help me narrow down what time period we are looking at.
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I would try and contact the following, they maybe able to give you information on who owns the burial plot and who is on any of the paperwork.
Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Boulevard
Calverton, NY 11933
Name: Harry J Carter Jr Death Age: 38 Birth Date: 3 Nov 1945 Service Start Date: 28 Jan 1966 Service End Date: 16 Sep 1967 Death Date: 29 Sep 1984 Internment Date: 5 Oct 1984 Internment Place: New York, USA Cemetery Address: 210 Princeton Boulevard Rt 25 Calverton, NY 11933 Cemetery: Calverton National Cemetery Plot: Section 10 Site 9368 Notes: Cs2 Us Navy Vietnam
Dear LaKeisha Chestnut,
Thank you for posting your question on History Hub!
Since you've already obtained your father's service records, another potentially helpful series would be the Application for Headstones and Markers (Department of Memorial Affairs). This series covers the time period from 1920-1985 and is located at the National Archives at St. Louis / National Personnel Records Center. Under normal circumstances, requesting these records is pretty simple. However, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and our limited workforce, we are prioritizing requests from veterans and families for medical emergencies, final military honors, and other essential benefits. Currently, there is a substantial backlog of routine requests, in addition to the emergency requests awaiting response. While it is still unknown how soon we will able to resume responding to routine requests, the National Personnel Record Center is working hard and taking an aggressive approach to decreasing response times and eliminating the backlog.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
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