1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 23, 2021 3:21 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Looking for information about James Dodds

    Megan Rouse Newbie

      How do I locate any information on a Marine in 1960-1962 Camp Pendleton? I have his name and dob and his hometown. Name is James Roger Dodds in the 5th Marines. He was from Fargo, ND. Any information will help. Thanks in advance

        • Re: Looking for information about James Dodds
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Ms. Rouse,

           

          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. If there is any information requested by the form that you do not know, you may omit it or provide estimates (such as for dates), but the more information you provide, the easier it will be to locate the correct file. 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, 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.

           

          The National Archives does not have the present addresses of former service personnel or their survivors on file.  Please review NARA’s Locating Veterans and Service Members web pages for some ideas on how to locate the persons you seek.

           

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