Dear Mr. Bowers,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
If you are a relative, individual medical reports of veterans who left the Army (before October 16, 1992), Air Force (before May 1994), Navy (before January 31, 1994), or Marine Corps (before May 1994) 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 the National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002.
In general, clinical (inpatient) records are compiled when members are actually hospitalized while in the service. An overnight stay or admission generally makes a patient an inpatient. The resulting records from hospital care are called either clinical or inpatient records. Clinical (inpatient) records are filed by the name of the hospital in which the member was treated. Therefore, please send the name of the hospital, month and year of treatment, as well as the /veteran's name and social security or service number to NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 when making an inquiry to that office. Clinical records retired by hospitals to NPRC include Navy hospitals from the 1940s. However, please be aware that 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.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!