1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 12, 2021 4:02 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking connections or military records to Jeffrey C Raether.

    Anjy Dunlap Wayfarer

      Seeking connections or records to a Vietnam war vet, Jeffrey C Raether. Enlisted and served as a Marine in the Vietnam War between 1972-1974. Lived in Wisconsin most of his life but died in Washington State in 1986.

        • Re: Seeking connections or military records to Jeffrey C Raether.
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Anjy Dunlap,

          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 medical records of officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. Marine Corps who were separated from service after 1958 and before May 1994 are located at NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NRPC), (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002.  To request these records, please mail a completed GSA Standard Form 180 to NPRC. 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.


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          Please see Ordering a Death Record for information about obtaining Washington state death records.


          We searched Ancestry and located Jeffrey Charles Raether in the U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010.  If this is the person you are researching, please use this information when ordering his OMPF.


          Name:  Jeffrey Charles Raether

          Birth Date: 8 Sep 1955

          Death Date: 7 Jan 1986

          Enlistment Date: 7 Feb 1973

          Discharge Date: 24 Nov 1975


          We also located numerous other entries in Ancestry for him, including the following information about Jeffrey Charles Raether in the U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current.


          Name:  Jeffrey Charles Raether

          Gender:  Male

          Death Age: 30

          Birth Date: 8 Sep 1955

          Birth Place: Madison

          Residence Place: Tacoma, Washington

          Death Date:  7 Jan 1986

          Burial Date:  13 Jan

          Obituary Date: 11 Jan 1986

          Obituary Place: Madison, Wisconsin, USA

          Parents: Charles Raether; Betty Raether

          Spouse: Evelyn

          Child:  Ryan, Anly

          Siblings:  Terry, Sharon Hahn, Michelle Herrlck


          Source Citation: The Capital Times; Publication Date: 11 Jan 1986; Publication Place: Madison, Wisconsin, USA; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/522369385/?article=6ba574af-0d20-4703-955f-3a604c6bda1b&focus=0.19736467,0.38804367,0.34700653,0.5188176&xid=3355


          Some libraries provide free access to Ancestry.com and various newspaper databases such as Newspapers.com to their patrons.


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


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